A condition in which there is a lower-than-normal number of platelets in the blood. It may result in easy bruising and excessive bleeding from wounds or bleeding in mucous membranes and other tissues.
Platelets (thrombocytes) are colorless blood cells that help blood clot. Platelets stop bleeding by clumping and forming plugs in blood vessel injuries.
A normal human platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter of blood. One common definition of thrombocytopenia requiring emergency treatment is a platelet count below 50,000 per microliter.
Thrombocytopenia signs and symptoms may include:
Thrombocytopenia caused due to:
1. Increase platelet destruction due to-
2. Decrease platelet production due to -