Post-transfusion purpura treated with plasma exchange by haemonetics cell separator. A case report

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B Laursen, N Morling, J Rosenkvist, H Sørensen, S Thyme

A case of post-transfusion purpura in a 61-year-old, multiparous female with a platelet alloantibody (anti-Zwa) in her serum is reported. The patient was successfully treated with plasma exchange by means of a Haemonetics 30 cell separator and corticosteroids. Compared with other therapeutic measures, plasma exchange seems to shorten the duration of thrombocytopenia. Major surgery was possible in our patient within ten days of development of the syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
JournalACTA MEDICA SCANDINAVICA
Volume203
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)539-43
Number of pages4
ISSN0001-6101
Publication statusPublished - 1978

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Keywords: Appendectomy; Blood Platelets; Blood Transfusion; Cell Separation; Female; Histocompatibility Testing; Humans; Ileostomy; Isoantibodies; Middle Aged; Purpura, Thrombocytopenic

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