Spurious thrombocytopenia produced by the interaction of rheumatoid factor with antiplatelet antibody.

@article{Poskitt1985SpuriousTP,
  title={Spurious thrombocytopenia produced by the interaction of rheumatoid factor with antiplatelet antibody.},
  author={Thomas R. Poskitt and Paula K. F. Poskitt},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={1985},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={207-11}
}
A patient had spurious thrombocytopenia resulting from a mechanism not previously described. Whereas in prior reports the in vitro phenomenon of platelet clumping has been effected by either EDTA-dependent or temperature-dependent antibodies capable of direct platelet agglutination, neither the IgG nor the IgM fractions of this patient's serum demonstrated… CONTINUE READING