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Thrombocytopenia or low platelet count
Thrombocytopenia is the term for a reduced platelet (thrombocyte) count. Thrombocytopenia is an abnormally low level of platelets in the blood. Thrombocytopenia may stem from failed platelet production,.....

Platelets and bleeding
Platelets are tiny, disk-shaped elements that help your blood to clot. Regardless of cause, severe thrombocytopenia results in a typical pattern of bleeding: multiple petechiae in the skin, often most.....

Chemotherapy and thrombocytopenia
The most common reason that cancer patients experience thrombocytopenia is as a side effect of chemotherapy. Inside each platelet are many granules, containing compounds that enhance the ability of platelets.....

Drugs that may cause thrombocytopenia or low platelets
There are several drugs that may cause thrombocytopenia. This site gives a comprehensive listing of drugs that may cause thrombocytopenia......

Thrombocytopenia and other diseaseases
Thrombocytopenia can occur alone, or it can develop as a complication of another disease, such as cancer or a viral infection. The secondary hemostatic phase begins when the coagulation pathway is.....

Diagnosis of thrombocytopenia
Investigation usually starts with asking the person for their history of symptoms, signs of bleeding or bruising, other medical problems, recent infections, medications (prescribed and bought over the counter). In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, laboratory testing of the blood can show decreased platelet counts. .....

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