Platelet Transfusion in Patients with Bone Marrow Aplasia
Thrombocytopenia and the necessity of platelet transfusions for prevention of hemorrhagic complications present major problems in the management of patients with bone marrow aplasia (e.g., during multiple chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation). The avoidance of HLA immunization with possibly resulting platelet transfusion refractoriness is of particular importance. We report the results of our transfusion strategy in patients with bone marrow aplasia with special respect to this problem.
KeywordsLeukemia Anemia Thrombocytopenia
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