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Title: Increased circulating platelet aggregates in thalassaemia
Authors: P. Winichagoon
S. Fucharoen
P. Wasi
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-1981
Citation: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.12, No.4 (1981), 556-560
Abstract: Examination for circulating platelet aggregates according to Wu and Hoak revealed increased circulating platelet aggregates in 71% of splenectomized and 35% of nonsplenectomized patients with β°-thalassaemia/Hb E disease. This may be causally related to the newly observed high incidences of pulmonary artery thrombosis and hypoxaemia in splenectomized thalassaemic patients. It is recommended that anti-platelet aggregation drugs such as aspirin and/or dipyridamole are given to thalassaemic patients after splenectomy.
ISSN: 00383619
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1969-1990

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