Platelet disorders


Platelet disorders

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 46%
Ease of Revision 7.7 / 10

If you can quickly grasp the salient clinical aspects of the different conditions, this can help you secure 4 marks.

Question Pattern

Fairly straightforward chapter.

The questions focus on Causative factors, clinical features, investigation findings and treatment methods that can affect Platelet functions.

Quite a few comparisons are part of this topic, as you can see below.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Rx for Idiopathic thrombocytic purpura
  • Most specific test for the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
  • Drugs causing thrombocytopenia
  • Prasugrel Overview
  • Plasmapheresis – common indications
  • First line of treatment for von Willebrand disease

Suggested Revision

  • Bleeding Disorders vs Coagulation disorders
  • Laboratory findings in VWD
  • Inherited disorders of platelet function
  • Platelet aggregation disorders
  • Types of VWD
  • Acute vs chronic ITP
  • Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
  • Pseudothrombocytopenia
  • TTP vs HUS

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