Chapter 12. Post-Tranfusion Purpura

  1. Michael F. Murphy MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor Consultant Haematologist1,2 and
  2. Derwood H. Pamphilon MD, MRCPCH, FRCP, FRCPath Consultant Haematologist Honorary Clinical Reader3,4
  1. Michael F. Murphy MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor Consultant Haematologist1,2

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch12

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

How to Cite

Murphy, M. F. (2009) Post-Tranfusion Purpura, in Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition (eds M. F. Murphy and D. H. Pamphilon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    NHS Blood and Transplant and Department of Haematology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK

  4. 4

    Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    NHS Blood and Transplant and Department of Haematology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181969

Online ISBN: 9781444311761

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Keywords:

  • post-transfusion purpura (PTP);
  • thrombocytopenia;
  • serious hazards of transfusion (SHOT) scheme;
  • haemorrhage;
  • febrile nonhaemolytic transfusion reaction;
  • megakaryocytes;
  • platelet transfusion;
  • autologous transfusion;
  • leucocyte-depleted blood components

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Incidence

  • Clinical features

  • Differential diagnosis

  • Laboratory investigations

  • Pathophysiology

  • Management

  • Prevention of recurrence of PTP

  • Key points

  • Further reading