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April 2024 QQ Summary: MYH9 Mutation

Our April 2024 Quick Question, “What PLT production abnormality is an MYH9 gene mutation?” attracted 26 responses. Here’s the distribution: Thrombocytopenia with absent radii [TAR]: 4 [15%] Bernard-Soulier syndrome [BSS]: 2 [7%] Immune thrombocytopenia [ITP]: 1 [4%] Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome: 1 [4%] May-Hegglin disorder: 18 [70%] The production abnormalities are associated with mild to severe bleeding. […]
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January 2024 Quick Question Response: Platelet Function Tests

Fritsma Factor’s January 2024 Quick Question asks, “What platelet function test do you use?” Our 43 participants responded… Light transmittance aggregometry: 15 [35%] Whole blood aggregometry: 7 [16%] Lumiaggregometry: 8 [19%] Bleeding time: 0 PFA 100/200: 13 [30%] Presuming that those who chose the lumiaggregometry entry perform theirs on an impedance-based whole blood aggregometer, we […]
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