Pseudothrombocytopenia in a preterm neonate

Robert D. Christensen, Martha C. Sola, Lisa M. Rimsza, Michael J. McMahan, Darlene A. Calhoun

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Abstract

Severe and prolonged thrombocytopenia is not uncommon among ill preterm infants. Pseudothrombocytopenia, which has the appearance of severe and prolonged thrombocytopenia, has not been described in this population. We observed a preterm neonate who had EDTA-independent pseudothrombocytopenia and conclude that this condition should be considered when severe and prolonged thrombocytopenia occurs in a neonate in the absence of clinical signs of platelet-type hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume114
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

Keywords

  • Neonate
  • Preterm
  • Pseudothrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Christensen, R. D., Sola, M. C., Rimsza, L. M., McMahan, M. J., & Calhoun, D. A. (2004). Pseudothrombocytopenia in a preterm neonate. Pediatrics, 114(1), 273-275. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.114.1.273