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Thrombocytopenia

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Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia Thrombocytopenia represents a decrease in the number of blood cells called blood platelets, which may cause bleeding in the skin and internal organs. This is a lack of blood platelets, small blood cells that play a key role in the closure of damaged blood vessels may cause excessive bleeding. Normal blood platelet count in […]

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Epistaxis (Nosebleed)

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Epistaxis

Epistaxis – epidemiology Epistaxis represents bleeding from a nose, and it is fairly common phenomena which can occur at any age, but it is most common in young children (2 – 10 years) and elderly population as opposed to older children and adults. Moreover, epistaxis is very rare in very young children (< 2 years) […]

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Platelets (Thrombocytes)

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Platelets (Thrombocytes) represent the fragments of the cell named megakaryocyte, which is a type of bone marrow cells sent into the circulation. Thrombocytes are small and oval plates with a diameter of only 2 – 4 mm. Normal platelet count range from 150.000 – 450.000 per μL of blood. Platelet development Megakaryocyte comes from hematopoietic […]