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What are the complications of thrombocytopenia?

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The complications of thrombocytopenia may be excessive bleeding after a cut or an injury resulting in hemorrhage and major blood loss. However, spontaneous bleeding (without any injury or cut) due to thrombocytopenia is uncommon, unless the platelet count is less than 20,000.

Other complications may be related to any other underlying factors or conditions. For example, autoimmune thrombocytopenia related to lupus may be associated with other complications of lupus. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura or hemolytic uremic syndrome can have many complications, including severe anemia, confusion or other neurologic changes, or kidney failure. Heparin induced thrombocytopenia can have devastating complications related to blood clot formation (thrombosis).

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