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Journal of Hematopathology

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 171–172 | Cite as

Platelet satellitism: unusual cause of spurious thrombocytopenia

  • Vikrant Singh BharEmail author
  • Rachna Singh
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Abstract

Platelet satellitism (PS) is defined as adherence of platelets on the surface of polymorphonuclear leucocytes and imparting a rosette-like appearance especially in ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) whole blood samples. We here present a case of spurious thrombocytopenia resulting from florid platelet adherence on the surface of neutrophils.

Keywords

Platelet satellitism Spurious thrombocytopenia 

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References

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    Bizzaro N, Goldschmeding R, Von Dem Borne AEGK Platelet satellitism is Fc γ RIII (CD 16) receptor–mediated. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 103(6):740–744Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HaematopathologyArtemis HospitalsGurugramIndia

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