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2B or not to be--the 45-year saga of the Montreal Platelet Syndrome.

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Source
Thromb Haemost. 2010 Nov;104(5):903-10
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2010
Author
Man-Chiu Poon
Margaret L Rand
Shannon C Jackson
Author Affiliation
Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. mcpoon@ucalgary.ca
Source
Thromb Haemost. 2010 Nov;104(5):903-10
Date
Nov-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Blood Coagulation - genetics
Blood Coagulation Tests - history
Blood Platelet Disorders - blood - genetics - history
Blood Platelets - metabolism - pathology
Canada
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
History, 20th Century
Humans
Mutation
Pedigree
Phenotype
Platelet Function Tests - history
Syndrome
von Willebrand Disease, Type 2 - blood - genetics - history
von Willebrand Factor - genetics - history
Abstract
Over 45 years ago, Montreal Platelet Syndrome was first described as a rare inherited platelet disorder characterised by macrothrombocytopenia with spontaneous platelet clumping, abnormal platelet shape change upon stimulation and a defect in platelet calpain. This syndrome has now been reclassified as type 2B von Willebrand disease with the V1316M VWF mutation in the only kindred ever reported. We herein revisit the historical platelet characteristics originally described in Montreal Platelet Syndrome in light of the new diagnosis. This paper will review the 45-year saga of Montreal Platelet Syndrome, a story that highlights the value of revisiting a rare diagnosis to look for a more common explanation.
PubMed ID
20838735 View in PubMed
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