Retrospective evaluation of lumbar puncture and intrathecal chemotherapy in thrombocytopenic patients


ÖZTÜRK E.

TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE, vol.60, no.2, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transci.2020.103023
  • Title of Journal : TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE

Abstract

Introduction: Lumbar puncture (LP) and intrathecal chemotherapy (IT CT) are common procedures and treatment options for hematologic patients. Although they can also be used in thrombocytopenic patients, there is no consensus on the safe cutoff value of platelet counts for LP and IT CT practices.