Spuriously elevated platelet counts due to microspherocytosis.

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Journal Article

A patient with an acute burn was noticed to have spuriously elevated platelet counts on an automated system. The major factor accounting for this discrepancy was the presence of numerous microspherocytes which were in the same size range of platelets. It is thus important to add microspherocytosis as an additional cause for a spuriously elevated platelet count. This has special clinical importance when dealing with an acute burn patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Akwari, AM; Ross, DW; Stass, SA

Published Date

  • February 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 77 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 220 - 221

PubMed ID

  • 7064920

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7064920

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9173

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ajcp/77.2.220

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England