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Diagnostic considerations with inherited platelet disorder testing

Milwaukee – January 25, 2018

Inherited platelet disorders (IPDs) are a heterogeneous group of conditions that can affect platelet number, platelet function, or both. Symptoms may include purpura, petechiae, prolonged bleeding from cuts, epistaxis, gum bleeding, excessive bleeding after surgery, hemoptysis, hematuria, and menorrhagia in women. Severe platelet disorders and those with clear syndromic associations can be evident in the newborn period and early childhood, while mild thrombocytopenia may remain undiagnosed until adulthood when it is detected incidentally on routine blood counts.

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