Platelet satellitism - Rare or infrequently reported phenomenon?

Sharma, Swati and Belurkar, Sushma V (2015) Platelet satellitism - Rare or infrequently reported phenomenon? International Journal of Health Sciences & Research, 5 (5). pp. 539-542. ISSN 2249-9571

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Platelet satellitism (PS) is said to be a rare phenomenon characterized by formation of platelet rosettes predominantly around polymorphonuclear (PMN) leukocytes which are seen in Wright stained peripheral blood smears prepared almost exclusively from ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) anticoagulated blood samples. It is a rare cause of pseudothrombocytopenia. We describe a case of PS noticed in a patient of chronic renal disease along with the proposed possible pathogenetic mechanisms. We also emphasize the importance to critically analyse the automated machine values in the laboratories.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Satellitism; rosette; pseudothrombocytopenia.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2015 12:28
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2015 12:35

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