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Platelet clumping - Full Blood Count Masterclass series

Platelet clumping is an important cause of a falsely decreased platelet count and occurs in about one out of ten patients with a low platelet count or thrombocytopenia. what it is, what causes it and what the implications are for the patient. Every medical student and doctor should know and recog...
Authored By Vernon Louw on Thursday 14th March 2013


Vernon Louw
Posted over 7 years ago
Many patients have been wrongly diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenic purport (ITP) and have had serious complications from treatment with steroids and later splenectomy for "refractory ITP" when all they had was platelet clumping. This is a MUST know fo