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Revista Costarricense de Ciencias Médicas

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CARTIN, Walter; BRENES, María; OVIEDO, Javier  and  SEGURA, Humberto. Satelismo plaquetario: primeros dos casos reportados en Costa Rica. Rev. costarric. cienc. méd [online]. 2001, vol.22, n.1-2, pp.65-69. ISSN 0253-2948.

Field and MacLeod first reported the platelet satellitosis or satellitism in 1963 and to date is has been observed in no more than 100 cases. These are the first two cases reported in Costa Rica. This phenomenon occurred only in blood anticoagulated by EDTA and around polymorphonuclears. Pseudotrombocytopenia was not observed but platelet phagocytosis was evident.

Keywords : Platelet satellitism; EDTA; pseudotrombocytopenia; platelet phagocytosis.

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