Platelet count and venous thromboembolism. A useful test for suspected pulmonary embolism.


We have previously reported that patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and scintigraphic evidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) had a fall in platelet count, as compared with their levels before thrombosis had developed. Otherwise, no changes were found in DVT patients without embolism. We recently conducted a prospective study with a larger series of… (More)


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