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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2009 by Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 1, 2007
Last updated: August 18, 2009
Last verified: August 2009

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.


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
s.c. anticoagulant therapy
All patients with s.c. anticoagulant therapy (UFH, LMWH, heparinoids, fondaparinux)


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

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of HIT
  • history of DTH to heparin
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00510432

Contact: Ralf J Ludwig, MD +49-69-6301- ext 6162
Contact: Wolf-Henning Boehncke, Professor +49-69-6301- ext 5143

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   
Contact: Marc Schindewolf, MD    +49-69-6301- ext 5444   
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
Principal Investigator: Ralf J Ludwig, MD Department of Dermatology - Clinic of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
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Additional Information:

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. Marc Schindewolf, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals Identifier: NCT00510432     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16/07 
Study First Received: August 1, 2007
Last Updated: August 18, 2009
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Immune System Diseases
Calcium heparin
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on October 21, 2016