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Thursday, January 20, 2022

ITP, TTP, DIC

TAMING THE SRU
TAMING THA SRU - By Sarah Moulds - January 20, 2022
A CBC is one of the most common ED lab studies obtained, and while this “basic lab” is something that is often ordered reflexively, perhaps to check for anemia or leukocytosis, the sometimes-forgotten third major component of this test is the platelet level. In this post, we’re going to discuss three important platelet disorders, all hallmarked by thrombocytopenia, that the ED provider should be familiar with – Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP), Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC).