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Thrombokinetics in Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura*
Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2008
British Journal of Haematology
Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 95–104, July 1970
How to Cite
Harker, L. A. (1970), Thrombokinetics in Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. British Journal of Haematology, 19: 95–104. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.1970.tb01605.x
- Issue online: 12 MAR 2008
- Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2008
- Received 24 December 1969; accepted for publication 5 January 1970
Summary Measurements of platelet production in 16 patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) demonstrate that megakaryocytopoiesis (total thrombopoiesis) and platelet turnover (effective thrombopoiesis) are increased in parallel to as much as 8 times normal. The marrow megakaryocytes show changes characteristic of stimulated thrombopoiesis.