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Platelet adhesiveness in diabetes mellitus
  1. S. Shaw,
  2. G. D. Pegrum,
  3. Sylvia Wolff,
  4. W. L. Ashton
  1. Department of Haematology, Charing Cross Hospital and Medical School, London
  2. Department of Medicine, Charing Cross Hospital and Medical School, London


    Platelet adhesiveness has been assessed on whole blood from a series of 34 diabetics and 50 control subjects using adenosine diphosphate (A.D.P.) and by adherence to glass microspherules (ballotini). Using both techniques it was possible to demonstrate a significant increase in platelet adhesiveness in the diabetic patients.

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