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what is the cause of thrombocytopenia in most malaria patients?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Enlarged spleen: An enlarged spleen, due to any cause can cause excessive destruction of platelets. Malaria is generally associated with an enlarged spleen.
Answered on Jul 14, 2012

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