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What is the cause of thrombocytopenia in malaria patients?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Enlarged spleen: The spleen is enlarged in patients with malaria and an enlarged spleen form any cause can destroy more platelets and cause thrombocytopenia.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Enlarged spleen: An enlarged spleen, due to any cause can cause excessive destruction of platelets. Malaria is generally associated with an enlarged spleen.

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