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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 553-554

Pseudothrombocytopenia in perioperative patient: A significant laboratory artifact


1 Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Sri Gokulam Hospitals and Research Institute, Salem, India
2 Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Emergency Medicine Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, India
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Chennai Medical College and Research Center, Irungalur, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

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Subramanian Senthilkumaran
Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Sri Gokulam Hospital and Research Institute, Salem, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.119152

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Pseudothrombocytopenia secondary to ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid induced platelet aggregation observed in a healthy perioperative male patient is reported in order to create awareness among anesthesiologist and laboratory personnel. The mechanisms for such changes have been highlighted.


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