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Nuclear Detonation and Effect on Platelet: A Note

Nuclear Detonation and Effect on Platelet: A Note CATspcatClin Appl Thromb HemostClinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis1076-02961938-2723SAGE PublicationsSage CA: Los Angeles, CA10.1177/107602961143095610.1177_1076029611430956Letters to the EditorNuclear Detonation and Effect on PlateletA NoteWiwanitkitVirojMD11Wiwaniktit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, ThailandViroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwaniktit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160, Thailand. Email: wviroj@yahoo.com72012184431431© The Author(s) 20122012SAGE Publicationscover-dateJuly/August 2012The problem of nuclear detonation due to the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan is still a hot issue at present. Although there are many reports on the side effect of exposure to leak nuclides, there are very few reports on the effect on platelet. With references to the previous well-known nuclear crisis, the Chernobyl crisis, there are some reports on this topic. Indeed, hematologic changes, particularly in the oxidative enzymes of platelets, are reported in exposed populations.1 In addition, in case with acute radiation syndrome, severe thrombocytopenia can be observed and the early management by fresh donor platelet mass transfusions is recommended.2,3 This condition can be improved after a long-term follow-up.4 However, in some cases, persistent postradiation thrombocytopenia accompanied with bone marrow failure can be seen and the recommended treatment is hematopoietic cell infusion.5References1DavydovBIUshakovIBSoldatovSK. The blood indices of the flight and technical engineering personnel in helicopter aviation who were participants in the cleanup of the accident at the Chernobyl Atomic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis SAGE

Nuclear Detonation and Effect on Platelet: A Note

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CATspcatClin Appl Thromb HemostClinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis1076-02961938-2723SAGE PublicationsSage CA: Los Angeles, CA10.1177/107602961143095610.1177_1076029611430956Letters to the EditorNuclear Detonation and Effect on PlateletA NoteWiwanitkitVirojMD11Wiwaniktit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, ThailandViroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwaniktit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160, Thailand. Email: wviroj@yahoo.com72012184431431© The Author(s) 20122012SAGE Publicationscover-dateJuly/August 2012The problem of nuclear detonation due to the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan is still a hot issue at present. Although there are many reports on the side effect of exposure to leak nuclides, there are very few reports on the effect on platelet. With references to the previous well-known nuclear crisis, the Chernobyl crisis, there are some reports on this topic. Indeed, hematologic changes, particularly in the oxidative enzymes of platelets, are reported in exposed populations.1 In addition, in case with acute radiation syndrome, severe thrombocytopenia can be observed and the early management by fresh donor platelet mass transfusions is recommended.2,3 This condition can be improved after a long-term follow-up.4 However, in some cases, persistent postradiation thrombocytopenia accompanied with bone marrow failure can be seen and the recommended treatment is hematopoietic cell infusion.5References1DavydovBIUshakovIBSoldatovSK. The blood indices of the flight and technical engineering personnel in helicopter aviation who were participants in the cleanup of the accident at the Chernobyl Atomic
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