Thrombocytopenia Caused by Excess Destruction of Platelets

How to Cite This Chapter: Crowther M, Zawilska K, Młynarski W. Thrombocytopenia Caused by Excess Destruction of Platelets. McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine. Kraków: Medycyna Praktyczna. https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/chapter/B31.II.15.19.3..html Accessed April 01, 2020.
Last Updated: December 9, 2017
Last Reviewed: May 14, 2019
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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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