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Causes of Thrombocytopenia

Causes of Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia is caused by either low production of platelets in the bone marrow, destruction of platelets in the bloodstream, or destruction of platelets in the spleen or liver. These events arise from underlying diseases such as aplastic anemia, bone marrow cancer, drugs, disseminated intravascular coagulation and immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

List of causes of Thrombocytopenia

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Thrombocytopenia) that could possibly cause Thrombocytopenia includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Thrombocytopenia

Causes of Thrombocytopenia (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Thrombocytopenia that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Thrombocytopenia: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Thrombocytopenia, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Thrombocytopenia:

Thrombocytopenia: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Thrombocytopenia: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Thrombocytopenia:

Causes of Broader Categories of Thrombocytopenia: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Thrombocytopenia as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Thrombocytopenia as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Thrombocytopenia. Our database lists the following as having Thrombocytopenia as a complication of that condition:

Thrombocytopenia as a symptom:

Conditions listing Thrombocytopenia as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Thrombocytopenia. Our database lists the following as having Thrombocytopenia as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Thrombocytopenia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Thrombocytopenia as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


Drug interactions causing Thrombocytopenia:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Thrombocytopenia as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Carmustine and Cimetidine interaction
  • Cyclophosphamide and Allopurinol interaction
  • Lomustine and Theophylline interaction
  • Methotrexate and Aspirin interaction
  • Methotrexate and Ciprofloxacin interaction
  • more interactions...»

Related information on causes of Thrombocytopenia:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Thrombocytopenia may be found in:

 

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