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Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which you have a low blood platelet count. Platelets (thrombocytes) are cell fragments that help your blood clot. If you cut yourself, platelets stop blood loss by clumping together. A number of medical conditions can cause thrombocytopenia, including leukemia and immune system disorders. Low blood platelet count can also be a side effect of a medication. If you bleed easily and excessively, you may have thrombocytopenia. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about thrombocytopenia, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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