Indications for Transfusion of Platelets

Platelet transfusion may be indicated to prevent hemorrhage in patients with thrombocytopenia or platelet function defects.

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Laboratory Findings in Various Platelet and Coagulation Disorders

A peripheral-blood smear is a vital investigation tool in most cases to confirm a low platelet count and the presence or absence of other diagnostic features, such as red-cell fragmentation, platelet morphologic abnormalities, or evidence of dysplasia or hematinic deficiency.

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