Pediatric Thrombocytopenia

1 What is Pediatric Thrombocytopenia?

Pediatric thrombocytopenia is a condition in which the blood has no enough platelets, thus preventing it to clot properly. Platelets or thrombocytes are cellular pieces, which play a huge role in blood clotting.

The condition is usually caused by the increased breakdown of platelets often due to immune system problems. This may also be caused by a low platelet production and when platelets are trapped in the spleen.

The condition may occur due to another disorder like disseminated intravascular coagulation, lymphoma, leukemia, and bone marrow failure. Certain viruses and genetic conditions may also cause this problem.

Pediatric thrombocytopenia can also take place when the child contracted sepsis, a fatal complication of a certain infection. Additionally, the condition may also take place as a side effect from a medication or from toxin exposure.

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