Platelet defects

We suggest that DDAVP be used to prevent/control perioperative bleeding in patients with mild inherited platelet defects. 2C

We suggest that antifibrinolytic drugs be used as haemostatic adjuncts in procedures involving patients with inherited platelet defects. 2C

We recommend that rFVIIa treatment should be considered in patients with Glanzmann thrombasthenia undergoing surgery. 1C

We recommend against routine platelet transfusion in patients with inherited platelet disorders. 1C