Normal platelet count is 150,000 to 450, 000 cells per microlitre

Thrombocytopenia is < 150,000 cells/ microliter


Reduced production

  • Congenital
  • Thrombocytopenia and absent radius syndrome
  • Fanconi anaemia
  • Wiskott Aldrich syndrome
  • Aplastic anaemia


Decreased platelet survival

  • Immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Neonatal isoimmune thrombocytopenia
  • Alloimmune neonatal thrombocytopenia
  • Neonatal ITP
  • Infections
  • Drug-induced thrombocytopenia
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Malignancy
  • Non-immune-mediated conditions
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Cyanotic congenital heart disease
  • Lung diseases
  • Drug-induced


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>