Thrombocytopenia is any disorder in which there is an abnormally low amount of platelets. Platelets are parts of the blood that help blood to clot.This condition is sometimes associated with abnormal bleeding.The symptoms include
Bleeding in the mouth and gums
Rash (pinpoint red spots called petechiae)
HOW IS THROMBOCYTOPENIA DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will conduct a physical examination to check for unusual bruises and wounds that won't heal. Blood tests, ultrasound, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are other tests that help with diagnosis.
HOW IS THROMBOCYTOPENIA TREATED?
Treatment for this infection are manyfold. The common options here include Corticosteroids like Prednisone that help in fighting the pain. In other cases, options of bone marrow transplantation are there along with surgery. Alongside the doctor would also monitor your diet strictly and suggest supplements.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some alternative therapies and medicines like drinking the juice of papaya and its leaves are known to help boost the blood platelet levels.