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Thrombocytosis

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Thrombocytosis and its causes Bones contain sponge tissue, the bone marrow, which has basic cells that are transformed into red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. Platelets travel through the blood vessels and suppress to clot the blood so that bleeding stops when damage to the blood vessel occurs, such as when we cut […]

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Brain aneurysm

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Brain aneurysm A brain aneurysm is an abnormal enlargement of a blood vessel in the brain. Arteries that supply the brain are branched out from the set of arteries that is located at the base of the brain. Those branching sites are the most common locations where brain aneurysms occur. Brain aneurysms can affect anyone, […]

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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 […]