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HEPARIN-INDUCED CUTANEOUS NECROSIS IN A POSTPARTUM PATIENT.

Cohen, Gary R. MD; Hall, John C. MD; Yeast, John D. MD; Field-Kriese, Deborah MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 1988
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A case of heparin-induced cutaneous necrosis resembling necrotizing fasciitis occurred in a post-cesarean section patient. She presented with massive necrosis of the skin and abdominal pannus on the sixth postoperative day after a cesarean section for severe preeclampsia and failed induction. A biopsy showed findings characteristic of heparin-induced cutaneous necrosis, permitting conservative therapy.

(C) 1988 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists