Member area login
You don't have or don't remember the password!
Click Here
Editor-in-chief
Maria Stella Graziani

Deputy Director
Martina Zaninotto

Associate Editors
Ferruccio Ceriotti
Davide Giavarina
Bruna Lo Sasso
Giampaolo Merlini
Martina Montagnana
Andrea Mosca
Paola Pezzati
Rossella Tomaiuolo
Matteo Vidali

EIC Assistant
Francesco Busardò

International Advisory Board Khosrow Adeli Canada
Sergio Bernardini Italy
Marcello Ciaccio Italy
Eleftherios Diamandis Canada
Philippe Gillery France
Kjell Grankvist Sweden
Hans Jacobs The Netherlands
Eric Kilpatrick UK
Magdalena Krintus Poland
Giuseppe Lippi Italy
Mario Plebani Italy
Sverre Sandberg Norway
Ana-Maria Simundic Croatia
Tommaso Trenti Italy
Cas Weykamp The Netherlands
Maria Willrich USA
Paul Yip Canada


Publisher
Biomedia srl
Via L. Temolo 4, 20126 Milano

Responsible Editor
Giuseppe Agosta

Editorial Secretary
Chiara Riva
Biomedia srl
Via L. Temolo 4, 20126 Milano
Tel. 0245498282
email: biochimica.clinica@sibioc.it

--------------------

ISSN print: 0393 – 0564
ISSN digital: 0392- 7091



BC: Articoli scritti da A. Ognibene

Importanti informazioni dall’esame dello striscio periferico
Important information from the peripheral smear examination
<p><span style="font-size:9pt">Rarely, platelets can interact with other blood elements, forming platelet aggregates. This paper presents an isolated case of platelet satellitism around neutrophils, lymphocytes and monocytes with platelet phagocytosis by both neutrophils and monocytes. The subject was an 89-year-old woman with breast cancer on anti-estrogenic hormone cancer therapy. Whole blood sample collected in a tube with K</span><span style="font-size:5pt">2</span><span style="font-size:9pt">EDTA anticoagulant was analysed within 4 hours, using Sysmex XN-9000 analyzer. The complete blood count presented the following results: white blood cell 4.0x10</span><span style="font-size:5pt">9</span><span style="font-size:9pt">/L, red blood cell 3.58x10</span><span style="font-size:5pt">12</span><span style="font-size:9pt">/L, haemoglobin 116 g/L, haematocrit 34.9%, mean corpuscular volume 97.5 fL, mean corpuscular haemoglobin 32.5 pg, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration 332 g/L, red blood cell distribution width 14.6% and platelet 136x10</span><span style="font-size:5pt">9</span><span style="font-size:9pt">/L. The present case report describes the platelet satellitism around neutrophils, lymphocytes and monocytes and the interesting, and very rare phenomenon of platelet phagocytosis by not only neutrophils but also by monocytes.</span></p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 46(4) e25
Casi Clinici - Case Report