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 January 19, 2022.
Last Updated: September 19, 2020
Last Reviewed: September 19, 2020
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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.

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