Platelet kinetics in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) before and at different times after splenectomy.

@article{Branehg1975PlateletKI,
  title={Platelet kinetics in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) before and at different times after splenectomy.},
  author={I Braneh{\"o}g},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={1975},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={413-26}
}
  • I Branehög
  • Published 1975 in British journal of haematology
Platelet kinetics were studied in 18 patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) before splenectomy, 1 month and 8 months after splenectomy. A gamma function was used for the calculation of platelet mean life span (MLS). Before splenectomy platelet MLS was greatly reduced and platelet production was 2.8 times normal. The peripheral platelet count and platelet recovery were significantly related to platelet MLS. One month after splenectomy platelet MLS increased appreciably while… CONTINUE READING