International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

2019, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part EPages: 284-285

Platelet satellitism: A rare phenomenon

Dr. Balaji TG and Dr. Shashikala P
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ABSTRACT
Platelet satellitism is a rare in-vitro phenomenon seen only in Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) anticoagulated blood. Platelets form rosette around polymorphonuclear neutrophils in this phenomenon. Platelet satellitism is one of the causes of pseudothrombocytopenia. This may lead to unnecessary diagnostic work up and treatment of the patient. We report a case of platelet satellitism in a 2 year old child who presented with fever and associated with normal platelet count for its rarity.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Balaji TG and Dr. Shashikala P. Platelet satellitism: A rare phenomenon. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2019; 2(2): 284-285. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2019.v2.i2e.116
International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology