Thrombocytopenia Caused by Excess Destruction of Platelets

How to Cite This Chapter: Arnold D, Crowther M, Zawilska K, Młynarski W. Thrombocytopenia Caused by Excess Destruction of Platelets. McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine. Kraków: Medycyna Praktyczna. Accessed September 26, 2021.
Last Updated: September 19, 2020
Last Reviewed: September 19, 2020
Chapter Information

Typical features of thrombocytopenia caused by excess destruction of platelets include increased mean platelet volume and bone marrow megakaryocyte counts as well as a reduced platelet life-span, which lead to low peripheral platelet counts despite a marked increase in bone marrow platelet production.

We would love to hear from you

  • Do you have any comments?
  • Have you found a mistake?
  • Would you like to suggest a feature?

We use cookies to ensure you get the best browsing experience on our website. Refer to our Cookies Information and Privacy Policy for more details.