oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Does platelet aggregation play a role in thrombosis?

Volume 20, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



It is shown that there is no difference in irreversible platelet aggregation between South African Whites, Indians and Bantu. Furthermore, there was no increase in irreversible platelet aggregation with increasing age, and no difference between males and females. These findings suggest that platelet aggregation plays no long term role in pathological thrombosis. The prophylactic lowering of the platelet aggregation in the hope of reducing thrombosis is discussed.

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