Functional Platelet Disorders

Platelet disorders are frequently associated with excessive bleeding, often following a trauma or surgery. Disorders can be due to decreases in number (quantitative defects) or decreases in function (qualitative disorders). Thrombocytopenia, or decreased platelet number, can be acquired or inherited. A complete blood count, peripheral smear, basic coagulation tests, platelet aggregation studies, and platelet flow cytometry are recommended to identify the underlying etiology.

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Content Review: 
November 2017

Last Update: July 2018