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Decreased production (bone marrow disorder)

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Hematologic malignancies
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Megaloblastic anemia
  • Chronic alcoholism
  • Other infiltrative process, e.g., myelofibrosis, infection
Increased destruction
  • Immune disorders
    • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
    • Drug-induced, e.g., heparin, sulfonamides, thiazides, quinine
    • Secondary (chronic lymphocytic leukemia, systemic lupus erythematosus)
    • Posttransfusion purpura
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Sepsis
  • Viral infections, AIDS
  • Liver failure
  • Preeclampsia-eclampsia
Splenic sequestration

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Thrombocytopenia." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114675/all/Thrombocytopenia.
Zeiger RF. Thrombocytopenia. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114675/all/Thrombocytopenia. Accessed April 18, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Thrombocytopenia. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114675/all/Thrombocytopenia
Zeiger RF. Thrombocytopenia [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 18]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114675/all/Thrombocytopenia.
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