Platelet counts in thalassemic children before and after splenectomy

Hathirat, P.; Mahaphan, W.; Chuansumrit, A.; Pintadit, P.; Sasanakul, W.; Isarangkura, P.

Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 24(Suppl 1): 213-215

1993


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-1562
PMID: 7886578
Document Number: 7345
Even though thrombotic risks in thalassemia patients from standpoints of platelet dysfunction and coagulation factors are controversial, they are in favor of thrombosis due to thrombocytosis. From the study of 74 cases of thalassemia in children, marked thrombocytosis occurred during day 8 to 4 months during which one should be aware of the thrombosis. However, none of thalassemia children had acute thrombosis even at platelet counts of 1.6 million/microliters.

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Platelet counts in thalassemic children before and after splenectomy