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Incidence and Nature of Heparin-induced Skin Lesions in Medical Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2009 by Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00510432
First Posted: August 2, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2009
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Information provided by:
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital
  Purpose

An increased number of patients with heparin-induced skin lesions is reported in the literature. Heparin-induced skin lesions may result from either occlusion of cutaneous vessels in patients suffering from autoimmune HIT or from a type IV allergic reaction (delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) response). However, the incidence and nature of heparin-induced skin lesions has not been determined in a prospective investigation.

To address this open issue is the goal of this ongoing, so far monocenter, clinical investigation.


Condition
Allergy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Inzidenz Und Art Heparin-induzierter Hautveränderungen

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Further study details as provided by Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: April 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2009
Groups/Cohorts
s.c. anticoagulant therapy
All patients with s.c. anticoagulant therapy (UFH, LMWH, heparinoids, fondaparinux)

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients receiving s.c. anti-coagulation
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age > 18 Y.
  • s.c. anticoagulant therapy >6 days

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of HIT
  • history of DTH to heparin
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00510432


Contacts
Contact: Ralf J Ludwig, MD +49-69-6301- ext 6162 r.ludwig@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Contact: Wolf-Henning Boehncke, Professor +49-69-6301- ext 5143 boehncke@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Locations
Germany
Department of Dermatology - Clinic of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Recruiting
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany, 60590
Contact: Ralf J Ludwig, MD    +49-69-6301- ext 6162    r.ludwig@em.uni-frankfurt.de   
Contact: Marc Schindewolf, MD    +49-69-6301- ext 5444    marcschindewolf@yahoo.com   
Principal Investigator: Ralf J Ludwig, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Marc Schindewolf, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Svantje Schwaner, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Edelgard Lindhoff-Last, PD         
Sub-Investigator: Wolf-Henning Boehncke, Prof         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ralf J Ludwig, MD Department of Dermatology - Clinic of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. Marc Schindewolf, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00510432     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16/07
First Submitted: August 1, 2007
First Posted: August 2, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009

Keywords provided by Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital:
heparin
heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
HIT
allergy
skin
dermatology
DTH
delayed-type hypersensitivity
histology
Patients receiving sc heparin therapy
Age over 18 years
Recruitment will stop when 20 patients with skin lesions are included

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Calcium heparin
Heparin
Anticoagulants
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action