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Alloimmune Thrombocytopaenic Disorders: A Review

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Authors:
*Sophia Delicou, Marianna Bellia
Disclosure:

Both authors declare no support from any organisation for the submitted work; no financial relationships in the previous 3 years with any organisations that might have an interest in the submitted work; and no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.

Received:
27.12.14
Accepted:
29.01.15
Citation
EMJ Oncol. ;3[1]:59-64.

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Abstract

Alloimmune thrombocytopaenia (AIT) is caused by alloantibodies against specific platelet glycoproteins. Alloimmune thrombocytopaenic disorders include alloimmune neonatal thrombocytopaenia, posttransfusion purpura, refractoriness to platelet transfusions, passive AIT, and transplantation-associated AIT. In this review we have summarised five thrombocytopaenic syndromes caused by platelet-reactive alloantibodies. Increased awareness of these syndromes, together with the greater availability of highly specialised laboratory methods to detect and to characterise platelet-reactive alloantibodies, will lead to their more frequent diagnosis.

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