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Is it possible for thrombocytopenia to affect morbidity?

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 more

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Morbidity (Definition)

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


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Can children get thrombocytopenia?

Can children get thrombocytopenia?

Thrombocytopenia: in children is uncommon, but definitely possible due to a myriad of conditions. ...Read more

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How does nutrition relate to morbidity?

How does nutrition relate to morbidity?

Closely: Healthy, nutritious, calorically balanced diet combined with physical activity can help to prevent obesity. ...Read more

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Is thrombocytopenia curable?

Is thrombocytopenia curable?

Depends on cause: Easily treatable causes of thrombocytopenia include drugs and infections. Thrombocytopenia due to bone marrow problems (cancer, myelodysplastic syyndrome, etc.) and autoimmune problems are harder to treat. ...Read more

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Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

Sometimes: Corticosteroids are used as a treatment for this condition when the cause is immune destruction of platelets such as itp or drug-induced low platelets. In other cases steroids may be of not much help. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytopenia be induced by chemotherapy?

Yep: All blood cell lines (including platelets) can be affected by chemotherapy, some chemos more than others. Your doctor will check your CBC regularly for this. If you notice undue bleeding, though, make sure to let him/her know. ...Read more

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Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia, what is this?

Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia, what is this?

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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What does Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia mean?

What does Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia mean?

NAT: Neonatal (fetus or newborn under 1 month) alloimmune (immune response to foreign antigen) thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). NAT occurs when substances from mother's body pass into the baby's system, causing destruction of platelet cells. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytopenia occur in all cases of leukemia?

Can thrombocytopenia occur in all cases of leukemia?

No: While it is common to find thrombocytopenia associated with leukemia and other forms of marrow infiltration, sometimes you can actually see an elevated PLT count (thrombocytosis). CML is the classic example, but there are others. ...Read more

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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

Platelet count less than the normal range of 150, 000 to 400, 000. Penia = low thrombocytes = platelets ...Read more