Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of alloimmunized refractoriness to platelet transfusions?

Updated: Sep 08, 2017
  • Author: Douglas Blackall, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Refractoriness to platelet transfusions

Before attempting to identify the cause of platelet refractoriness, ensure that the patient has been transfused with an adequate dose of ABO-compatible platelets. [10, 11]

Common nonalloimmune causes of inadequate response to an adequate dose of platelets include the following: [12]


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