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|Letter to the Editor|| |
Which method is the best for estimating platelet count?
Hassiba Lazreg, Mohammed Nazim Benaoum, Affaf Adda, Mohamed Brahimi.
We red with a great interest the paper submitted by Anitha K et al. to this journal. The idea “estimating platelet count from a blood smear in rural setup, in order to diagnose early thrombocytopenia in pregnancy” is very interesting, but some scientific remarks should be discussed.
Platelet count, Thrombocytopenia, Pregnancy
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|2. Bland JM, Altman DG. Statistical methods for assessing agreement between two methods of clinical measurement. Lancet. 1986;1:307-10. [DOI via Crossref] |
|3. Brahimi M, Osmani S, Arabi A, Enta-Soltan B, Taghezout Z, Elkahili BS, et al. The estimation of platelet count from a blood smear on the basis of the red cell: platelet ratio. Turk J Hematol. 2009;26:21-4.|