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Is It Possible For Thrombocytopenia To Affect Morbidity
Yes: Platelets are little plugs present in the bloodstream which control bleeding from small blood vessels. Minor decreases in platelet counts should have no effect on most people, yet moderate decreases can lead to problems following trauma or surgery; at very low levels, spontaneous bleeding may occur, which can be life-threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An epidemiologist might talk about how much disability / how much lost work time is produced by a particular illness that is epidemic or endemic. A hospital "morbidity" conference deals with sickness that has developed in patients that might not have been expected ...Read more
Low platelets count: Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia occurs when fetal platelets contain an antigen inherited from the father that the mother lacks. The mother forms antiplatelet antibodies against the this antigen; these cross the placenta and destroy fetal platelets, resulting in fetal and neonatal thrombocytopenia. Minority of affected newborns (about 20%) experiences severe bleeding including intracranial bl ...Read more
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