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Pseudothrombocytopenia and Usefulness of Platelet Aggregates in Peripheral Smear in the Diagnosis of Scrub Typhus

  • Sarala Rajajee
  • Ezhilarasi Subbiah
  • Nedunchelian Krishnamurthy
  • Sugapriya Paranjothi
  • Nihkhil Lohiya
Scientific Letter

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Conflict of Interest

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarala Rajajee
    • 1
  • Ezhilarasi Subbiah
    • 1
  • Nedunchelian Krishnamurthy
    • 2
  • Sugapriya Paranjothi
    • 2
  • Nihkhil Lohiya
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric HematologyMehta Multispecialty Hospital India Pvt Ltd.ChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsMehta Multispecialty Hospital India Pvt Ltd.ChennaiIndia

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