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Platelet Case Studies

Four case studies, entitled "Revenge of the Platelet, " are available on YouTube. The first case illustrates the adverse side effects that occur when treating idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) with Rh Immune Globulin. The second case describes a woman who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) after eating a contaminated pizza. The third case explains the nuances of inhibiting platelet function with clopidogrel (Plavix) and the tests that are available to determine platelet response. The fourth case reviews the pathogenesis and detection of heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)..

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