Management of sickle cell anaemia: Part 2 – Dr Shivan Pancham

Sickle cell anaemia is a common inherited disorder with many chronic complications as well as acute presentations. Finally there are some novel treatments on the horizon. Dr Shivan Pancham discusses current management with Suzy in part 2 of the podcast

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Platelet aggregometry and inherited platelet disorders – Dr Gill Lowe

Familial ITP is very rare so if a FH exists, think about hereditary platelet disorders. Get historical plt counts and bleeding challenge history. Investigations: - FBC, film, coagulation, fibrinogen, von Willebrand screen, malaria screen, haematinics initially. - Platelet function testing – PFA 100 - uses whole blood. 2 cartridges with differing agonists. Read out is… Read More