Platelets after burn injury–hemostasis and beyond

B. Z. Johnson, A. W. Stevenson, L. W. Barrett, M. W. Fear, F. M. Wood, M. D. Linden

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Abstract

Burn injuries are common and often life-threatening trauma. With this trauma comes an interruption of normal hemostasis, with distinct impacts on platelets. Our interest in the relationships between burn injury and platelet function stems from two key perspectives: platelet function is a vital component of acute responses to injury, and furthermore the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is higher in burn survivors compared to the general population. This review explores the impact of burn injury on coagulation, platelet function, and the participation of platelets in immunopathology. Potential avenues of further research are explored, and consideration is given to what therapies may be appropriate for mediating post-burn thrombopathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-665
Number of pages11
JournalPlatelets
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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