Harris Platelet Syndrome: The Need to Recognise the Entity.
ChidambharamChoccalingam*, Premila Samuel and KidevSwamynathan
SRL Limited, AB-46, First Street, Sixth Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai-600040, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Received: 01 August 2013 Accepted: 05 September 2013
Inherited giant platelet disorders (IGPD), is a subgroup of congenital thrombocytopenias, and is characterized by decreased platelet counts along with macro platelets and variable bleeding symptoms. Harris Platelet Syndrome a newly described entity, previously called asymptomatic constitutional macrothrombocytopenia is a sub-type of IGPD and is characterized by mild to severe thrombocytopenia, macroplatelets and no bleeding manifestations in the North Western part of Indian sub-continent. We report, the occurrence of Harris platelet syndrome in a group of population from northern part of West Bengal (part of North Western Indian sub-continent geographic location).