Pseudothrombocytopenia in a preterm neonate

Robert D. Christensen, Martha C. Sola, Lisa M. Rimsza, Michael J. McMahan, Darlene A. Calhoun

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Severe and prolonged thrombocytopenia is not uncommon among ill preterm infants. Pseudothrombocytopenia, which has the appearance of severe and prolonged thrombocytopenia, has not been described in this population. We observed a preterm neonate who had EDTA-independent pseudothrombocytopenia and conclude that this condition should be considered when severe and prolonged thrombocytopenia occurs in a neonate in the absence of clinical signs of platelet-type hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2004


  • Neonate
  • Preterm
  • Pseudothrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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