Giovanni Raccuglia, M.D.
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This study describes an 11-year-old boy with life-long history of bruising and recurrent petechial rashes associated with thrombocytopenia. Petechiae had been noted first on the day of birth. The patient's record revealed platelet counts variable between 25,000 and 150,000/mm3. The higher values had been observed during corticoid therapy. The appearance of petechiae was heralded by severe pain in the large articulations, especially the knees. Past history was otherwise negative. The patient's parents and two siblings were free from bleeding tendency.
Beside scattered ecchymoses and petechiae in the lower extremities the physical examination was negative.
Platelets were 52,000/mm3, clot retraction was
Giovanni Raccuglia. "Gray Platelets Syndrome": A New Thrombocytopathy.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1085–1086. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1085_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1085-1086.
Hematology/Oncology, Platelet Disorders.
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