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How does thrompocytopenia result in hemorrhage?.. whats the main role of plateles that gets hampered due to dengue fever?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

See below: Platelets are the first line of defense in plugging any hole in a blood vessel. Microscopic holes happen with natural activity. Lack of platelets allows bleeding. Thrombocytopeina in Dengue occurs to due a combination of issues. You may consult this site for information. http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/dengue/012-23.pdf

Answered 7/9/2015

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