What is a severe Erythrocyte aggregation?

Erythrocyte aggregation is a finding similar to rouleau, however, it is more serious as it results in greater impairment in oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange because of its ability to occlude larger microvascular elements through increased red cell mass. There are several pathological causes for increased attraction between the red cells and most are due to … Continue reading What is a severe Erythrocyte aggregation?

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What is a severe Thrombocyte Aggregation?

Severe platelet (thrombocyte) aggregation can be a serious finding. Platelet aggregation can contribute to cardio-vascular disease which is the number one cause of death in the western world. Certainly additional laboratory work should be ordered to determine the cause of the platelet aggregation. Several organic substances may promote platelet clumping which include collagen, ADP, the … Continue reading What is a severe Thrombocyte Aggregation?