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Thrombocytopenia is a condition where there is an unhealthy case of low levels of platelets, also known as thrombocytes, in the blood.[1]

A normal human platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter of blood.[2] This condition can often make a person have 50,000 per microliter.[3]


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  1. Deutschman, Clifford S.; Neligan, Patrick J. (2010). Evidence-based Practice of Critical Care. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN 978-1416054764. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  2. "Platelet count: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia". www.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  3. "What Is Thrombocytopenia? - NHLBI, NIH". www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Retrieved 2015-05-01.