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1. The process of blood clot formation.
2. The formation of blood platelets.

throm′bo·poi·et′ic (-ĕt′ĭk) adj.
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Peripheral destruction of platelets caused by the parasite is said to be a cause for thrombocytopenia in which the malarial antigens generate immune complexes that lead to sequestration of platelets by macrophages in spleen Another mechanism suggested for thrombocytopenia is decreased thrombopoiesis. Some authors have suggested disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) as a major mechanism for thrombocytopenia in malaria.
Furthermore, studies have suggested that overproduction of IL6 and IL-8 may induce thrombopoiesis, neutrophil migration, and myxoma cell fragment adhesion to coronary artery endothelium, leading to myocardial ischemia and infarction.
After an increase in thrombopoiesis, bronchial smooth muscle hypertrophy, proliferation of myofibroblasts, and subepithelial fibrosis occur (5, 7).
Heissig et al., "Chemokinemediated interaction of hematopoietic progenitors with the bone marrow vascular niche is required for thrombopoiesis," Nature Medicine, vol.
This is the effect of incorrect bone marrow thrombopoiesis and reduced PLT lifespan during inflammation [28, 49, 67].
Spencer et al., "Stimulation of megakaryocytopoiesis and thrombopoiesis by the c-Mpl ligand," Nature, vol.
Romano, "Thrombopoietin and its splicing variants: structure and functions in thrombopoiesis and beyond," Biochimica et Biophysica Acta--Molecular Basis of Disease, vol.
Mizoguchi, "Effect of interleukin 11 on normal and pathological thrombopoiesis," Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, vol.
Though cotrimoxazole has been shown to directly affect thrombopoiesis, it maybe difficult to determine its contribution to the thrombocytopenia in this patient.
Indeed, thrombopoiesis is a complex process resulting from many consecutive steps including proliferation and maturation of megakaryocytes [47].