Thrombocytopenia is a condition wherein the person has significantly low levels of platelets i.e. less than 100000. If for any reason, the platelet count falls below normal, the condition is called Thrombocytopenia. The function of the platelets remains intact even if they decrease in number. Platelet counts up to 50,000/microliter are reasonably safe. The consequences of the problem can be severe especially if it is associated with organ failure. The early diagnosis and it can be effectively treated quite easily.
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic purpura is condition which usually occurs in children but can also occur in adults. In this rare condition, the platelets are destroyed by the immune system. It can be managed effectively with treatment. A number of symptoms can be seen which include:
- Prolonged Bleeding from Cuts
- Jaundice may occur because of underlying cause.
- Excess Bruising
- Enlarged Spleen
- Unstoppable Bleeding
- Blood in Stool or Urine