Giant platelet disorder

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Giant platelet disorder
Giant platelets.JPG
Two giant platelets (stained purple) are visible in this image from a light microscope (40×) from a peripheral blood smear surrounded by red blood cells. One normal platelet can be seen in the upper left side of the image (purple) and is significantly smaller in size than the red blood cells (stained pink).
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 D69.1

Giant platelet disorders are rare disorders featuring abnormally large platelets, thrombocytopenia and a tendency to bleeding. Giant platelet disorder occurs for inherited diseases like Bernard-Soulier syndrome, gray platelet syndrome and May-Hegglin anomaly.


Giant platelet disorders can be further categorized:[1]

Signs and symptoms[edit]


  1. ^ Mhawech, P; Saleem, A (February 2000). "Inherited giant platelet disorders. Classification and literature review.". American journal of clinical pathology 113 (2): 176–90. doi:10.1309/FC4H-LM5V-VCW8-DNJU. PMID 10664620.