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Prophylactic platelets in dengue: survey responses highlight lack of an evidence base

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Dengue is the most important arboviral infection of humans. Thrombocytopenia is frequently observed in the course of infection and haemorrhage may occur in severe disease. The degree of thrombocytopenia correlates with the severity of infection, and may contribute to the risk of haemorrhage. As a result of this prophylactic platelet transfusions are sometimes advocated for the prevention of haemorrhage. There is currently no evidence to support this practice, and platelet transfusions are cos...

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10.1371/journal.pntd.0001716

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PLoS neglected tropical diseases Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
6
Pages:
e1716
Publication date:
2012-06-26
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Pubs id:
pubs:341102
URN:
uri:d2e353d2-431c-4e2a-9187-ba64145610bb
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uuid:d2e353d2-431c-4e2a-9187-ba64145610bb
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pubs:341102
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6

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