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Thrombocytopenia

  • Anna Fahy Hagan
  • Scott HaganEmail author
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Abstract

Thrombocytopenia is a common hematologic abnormality encountered during perioperative testing. Severe thrombocytopenia and platelet dysfunction may increase the bleeding risk of surgery. Identifying thrombocytopenia and determining the etiology in the perioperative period are important to reduce the risk of surgical complications.

Keywords

Thrombocytopenia Bleeding Transfusion Platelets Platelet dysfunction Immune thrombocytopenia Preoperative Perioperative 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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