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throm·bo·cy·to·pe·ni·a

 (thrŏm′bə-sī′tə-pē′nē-ə)
n.
An abnormally low level of platelets in the circulating blood.

throm′bo·cy′to·pe′nic adj.
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thrombocytopenia

(ˌθrɒmbəʊˌsaɪtəʊˈpiːnɪə)
n
(Pathology) pathol an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood
[C20: from German thrombocytopenie from thrombocyte + Greek penia poverty]
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throm•bo•cy•to•pe•ni•a

(ˌθrɒm boʊˌsaɪ təˈpi ni ə)

n.
an abnormal decrease in the number of blood platelets.
[1920–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thrombocytopenia - a blood disease characterized by an abnormally small number of platelets in the blood
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
essential thrombocytopenia - the primary form of thrombocytopenia (rather than a shortage of platelets caused by other conditions such as tuberculosis or chemical suppression of bone marrow etc.)
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Translations
trombocitopénia

throm·bo·cy·to·pe·ni·a

n. trombocitopenia, disminución anormal del número de las plaquetas sanguíneas.
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thrombocytopenia

n trombocitopenia; immune — (ITP) trombocitopenia inmune (TPI)
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Although there is no identifiable risk factor in 50% of cases of fetal stroke, the most common maternal conditions associated with it are alloimmune thrombocytopenia and trauma.
Increased destruction occurs in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT).3 It could be due to medication also.4
[3] Nonstandard abbreviations: ANC, absolute neutrophil count; NAIN, neonatal alloimmune neutropenia; FNAIT, fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia; HDN, hemolytic disease of the newborn; HNA, human neutrophil antigen; GAT, granulocyte agglutination test; GIFT, granulocyte immunofluorescence test; MAIGA, monoclonal antibody-specific immobilization of granulocyteantigen; PCR-SSP, PCR with sequence-specific primers; HNA-1, HNA system 1.
The baby was transferred to another hospital the next day, where he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. He suffered a massive intracranial hemorrhage, which caused severe neurologic injuries and brain damage.
All funds raised will go to the Nait charity which supports families and provides information about the rare genetic disorder neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia.
Speaking about the winners of Medicine prize, Al-Othaimeen said Berkowitz and Bussel of the Columbia Medical Center in New York worked together for more than two decades to study the natural history, optimal diagnostic criteria and management of pregnant women having fetuses infected with alloimmune thrombocytopenia. This disease causes intracranial hemorrhage either in-utero or during neonatal period, causing death or substantial disability in 10 percent of untreated cases.