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Thrombocytopenia

Synonym: Thrombopenia
German: Thrombozytopenie

1 Definition

Thrombocytopenia is the condition when there is a reduced number of thrombocytes (<150,000/µl) in the blood.

2 Causes

There exists a wide range of causes for thrombocytopenias:

3 Symptoms

In thrombocyte counts below 30,000/µl, petechiae, hematoma and mucous membrane bleeding occur.

4 Therapy

The therapies of thrombocytopenia depend on the triggering cause. In case of a life-threatening decrease of thrombocytes, thrombocyte concentrate infusions.

5 Links

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