Acquired amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia--four cases and a literature review.

  title={Acquired amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia--four cases and a literature review.},
  author={Joshua L Lachowicz and Gerald S. Post and S D Moroff and Samantha Mooney},
  journal={The Journal of small animal practice},
  volume={45 10},
  • Joshua L Lachowicz, Gerald S. Post, +1 author Samantha Mooney
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  • Acquired amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenla was diagnosed in four dogs. Initial platelet counts in all four dogs were less than 50,000 x 10(9)/litre and initial bone marrow examinations revealed megakaryocytic hypoplasia with minimal changes in the erythroid and myeloid cell lines. Two dogs had evidence of idiopathic immune-mediated disease and two dogs had evidence of associated infectious disease. One dog had a positive antibody titre to Borrella burgdorferi, and one dog had positive titres to… CONTINUE READING

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