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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1775-1781
Thrombocytopenia in a Hemodialysis Patient Starting Home Therapy with NxStage System One: Management in a Community Setting

Clinical Sciences Division, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Sudbury and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

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Malvinder S. Parmar
Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Sudbury and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.352440

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Platelet dysfunction is common in individuals with advanced chronic kidney disease, and hemodialysis (HD) may cause further activation of platelets, increasing the risk of bleeding and thrombosis. Thrombocytopenia is a potential complication of HD therapy that offen is multifactorial. Both underlying patient-related or specific HD factors may be responsible. We present a case where the patient developed new-onset thrombocytopenia while undergoing training for home HD using NxStage System One. We present a systematic approach in the evaluation and management of this patient that led us to continue with the completion of home HD training and later discharging him on home therapy.

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