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Extensive thrombosis and first-trimester pregnancy loss caused by sticky platelet syndrome.
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PMID:  21252804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : Sticky platelet syndrome is an autosomal-dominant thrombophilia characterized by platelet hyperaggregability in the presence of adenosine diphosphate or epinephrine. The result clinically can be widespread thromboses, often arterial, in patients without apparent risk factors for thrombotic disease. Limited data exist regarding its role in adverse pregnancy outcomes.
CASE: : A gravid woman with two previous first-trimester miscarriages presented at 11 weeks of gestation with a deep venous thrombosis. Despite anticoagulation, she developed extensive and progressive arterial and venous thromboses and suffered a fetal demise. A thrombophilia panel was unremarkable, but platelet aggregometry demonstrated hyperactive platelets in the presence of adenosine diphosphate and epinephrine consistent with sticky platelet syndrome.
CONCLUSION: : Sticky platelet syndrome causes arterial thromboses and may be an underappreciated etiology for adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Martha W F Rac; Natalie Minns Crawford; Kevin C Worley
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
From the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, Texas.
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