When is platelet transfusion indicated in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Platelets should be transfused if the platelet count is lower than 10,000-20,000/µL. Patients with pulmonary or GI hemorrhage should receive platelet transfusions to maintain a value greater than 50,000/µL. Patients with CNS hemorrhage should be transfused until they achieve a platelet count of 100,000/µL. Patients with APL should have their platelet count maintained above 50,000/µL, at least until evidence of DIC has resolved.


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