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Carrillo-Esper R, Contreras-Domínguez V
Pseudothrombocytopenia induced by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid in burn patients
Cir Cir 2004; 72 (4)

Language: Español
References: 25
Page: 335-338
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The EDTA-dependent pseudothrombocytopenia is a false decrease in the number of platelets below the normal value when analyzed with automated devices. There is an incidence of 0.09 to 0.21% in hospitalized patients. Pseudothrombocytopenia is secondary to platelet clumping induced by antibodies in the presence of EDTA and has been associated with sepsis, cancer, cardiac surgery and drugs. We report the first case of pseudothrombocytopenia induced by EDTA in a burn patient.

Key words: Pseudothrombocytopenia, Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA).


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