A Verschoor, HF Langer - Thrombosis and haemostasis, 2013 - thieme-connect.com
Platelets have a central function in repairing vascular damage and stopping acute blood
loss. They are equally central to thrombus formation in cardiovascular diseases such as
myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke. Beyond these classical prothrombotic diseases,
immune mediated pathologies such as haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) or paroxysmal
nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) also feature an increased tendency to form thrombi in
various tissues. It has become increasingly clear that the complement system, part of the …