The haematology team have reviewed our thrombocytopenic patient. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is deemed unlikely as the HIT score is low and obstetric patients are low risk according to BCSH guidelines.
One concern is the diagnosis of Post-Transfusion Purpura. This is is a rare complication of blood transfusion and typically occurs around a week post transfusion.
- Why is PTP now rare?
- How is it managed?
- How do you confirm the diagnosis?
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