When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment 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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To assess the effectiveness of platelet transfusions, obtain platelet counts at 1 and 24 hours posttransfusion.

If the specificity of antibodies is identified, keep a permanent record and consider notifying the patient (eg, with a carry-on card).

Consider planning future platelet transfusions in advance by selecting donors who lack the involved antigens.


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