Management of patients refractory to platelet transfusion

Ronald A. Sacher, Thomas S. Kickler, Charles A. Schiffer, Laurence A. Sherman, Arthur W. Bracey, Ira A. Shulman

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Abstract

Objective. - To present a current assessment and practical approach to the diagnosis and management of patients who are refractory to platelet transfusions. Design. - A task force was convened by the College of American Pathologists under the auspices of the Transfusion Medicine Resource Committee for the purposes of outlining current concepts in the definition and diagnosis of this difficult clinical management problem and selection of the optimal platelet component for these patients. Results. - This article represents a contemporary approach to the diagnosis and management of patients who are refractory to platelet transfusions. This document is based on a current literature review and dialog among members of the task force convened to address the subject. Conclusions. - It is hoped that this document will represent a resource and practical approach to the issue of diagnosis and management of patients who are refractory to platelet transfusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-414
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume127
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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