Thrombocytopenia predicts progressive hemorrhage after head trauma.

@article{Engstrm2005ThrombocytopeniaPP,
  title={Thrombocytopenia predicts progressive hemorrhage after head trauma.},
  author={Martin Engstr{\"o}m and Bertil Romner and Wilhelm Schal{\'e}n and Peter Reinstrup},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          291-6
        }
}
Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) often show progression of hemorrhagic injuries (PHI) after admission to the hospital. This progression is correlated with poor outcome. In this study, we have investigated if thrombocytopenia was a risk factor for PHI. The study was performed on patients admitted to the hospital with severe TBI during year 2000. In total, 50 patients were admitted with severe TBI. Twenty-seven out of these had complete platelet counts at admission and 24 hours… CONTINUE READING
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