Spurious thrombocytopenia


Celkan T. T. , Toptan H. H. , Dogru O.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.44, ss.73-74, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.73-74

Özet

Nowadays automated blood cell analysis is being widely used. When the history and physical examination do not suggest a defect in hemostasis, the thrombocyte count is found low in blood with the anticogulants EDTA or citrate although a blood film prepared directly from blood optained by finger puncture reveales normal thrombocytes. This thrombocytopenia is called pseudo or spurious thrombocytopenia. Here, sharing our experience on a pseudothromboctopenic child, we want to point to this topic altough it is less common in pediatric patients than adults. (Turk Arch Ped 2009; 44: 73-4)