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Chapter-05 Platelets

BOOK TITLE: The ABC of CBC: Interpretation of Complete Blood Count and Histograms

Author
1. Lokwani DP
ISBN
9789350257883
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11929_5
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2013
Pages
11
Author Affiliations
1. Madhya Pradesh Medical Sciences University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India; Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (NSCB) Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India; Diplomate National Board Courses, Jabalpur Hospital and Research Center, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Chapter keywords
thrombocytopenia, pseudothrombocytopenia, thrombocytosis, Gray Platelet Syndrome

Abstract

These smallest cells of cellular component of blood carry great responsibility of hemostasis. Their role in thrombosis, hemorrhage and inflammatory processes resulting into MI, stroke, DIC, like life-threatening crisis, attracts the attention of practitioners belonging to all clinical disciplines. This chapter discusses various causes of abnormal function and numbers of platelets. This chapter highlights the importance of Mean platelet volume (MPV) which is a measurement that describes the average size of platelet in the blood which is an extremely valuable parameter, but often underutilized, and guides for the real need of platelet transfusion.

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