Spurious thrombocytopenia


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

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.44, no.2, pp.73-74, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-74

Abstract

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)