On the retraction of collagen and fibrin induced by normal, defective and modified platelets.


Fibrin clot retraction (FCR) and collagen gel retraction (CGR) were studied in patients with inherited platelet defects, i.e. in Glanzmann's thrombasthenia, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, May-Hegglin anomaly, giant platelet syndrome, as well as in patients with von Willebrand disease and factor XIII deficiency. FCR was abnormal only in thrombasthenia, while CGR… (More)


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