Chapter 16: Quantitative and Qualitative Platelet Disorders

Ciesla, Betty
January 2007
Hematology in Practice;2007, p245
Book Chapter
Chapter 16 of the book "Hematology in Practice" is presented. It focuses on quantitative and qualitative platelet disorders. It discusses the pathophysiology of various quantitative platelet disorders such as thrombocytopenia related to decreased production and thrombocytopenia related to the immune effect of specific drugs or antibody formation. Also included are treatment options for von Willebrand's disease, Bernard Soulier Syndrome, and other qualitative platelet disorders, along with vascular disorders that can lead to platelet dysfunction.


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