Management of Hematologic Disorders

  • Author: David Aboulafia, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Diagnosis of thrombocytopenia based on low platelet count, frequently with other blood elements being normal (Table 7)
  • Increased risk of bleeding with platelet count < 10,000-20,000 cells/mm3
  • Most patients with HIV-related immune thrombocytopenia have only minor submucosal bleeding characterized by petechiae, ecchymosis, and occasional epistaxis

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