What is thrombocytopenia?

LOW PLATLET COUNT. Thrombocytes also called platlets are cells in our blood and have important function in clotting of blood. When there is lower than normal count of these cells in the blood it is called Thrombocytopenia Normal Platlet Count is 150000 to 450000,and when it goes below 50000 it is called Thrombocytopenia and can cause tendency to bleed like nose bleed,easily bruising and purpura(petechiae)
Low platelets. Low platelets are caused by a lack of production or increased destruction. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), a condition where the body makes auto-antibodies against platelets, can be treated with medicines (ivig, win rho, sometimes steroids). If production is the problem, the cause needs to be found. Can be simply caused by a virus (will resolve on its own), or be as serious as leukemia.