Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)

TTP is a relatively uncommon condition characterized by die formation of platelet-rich thrombi in the arteriioles and capillaries with widespread multi organ thrombosis.  It is a clinical diagnosis and a MEDICAL EMERGENCY!  In the South African Setting, one should...

PLATELET FUNCTIONS

The use of the Platelet Analyser (PFA-200) in the investigation of platelet disorders. Global platelet function tests are useful in the investigation of individuals with a pathological bleeding tendency or who are on anti-platelet therapy.  As global tests do not...

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