Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Topic Guide
Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count): Thrombocytopenia or low blood platelets, is caused by impaired production of platelets, increased destruction or consumption of platelets, or splenic sequestration of platelets. These three categories are associated with specific diseases and conditions. The treatment of thrombocytopenia depends on the cause.
Pernicious Anemia (Vitamin B-12 Deficiency) Pernicious anemia (vitamin B-12 deficiency) is a type of anemia that is a result of the body's inability to absorb vitamin B-12 into the gastrointestinal tract. Common symptoms are fatigue and shortness of breath. Causes of pernicious anemia can be attributed to autoimmune diseases such as thyroid disorders, vitiligo, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, and infection and poor nutrition. Treatment for pernicious anemia is generally with life-long vitamin B-12 injections.
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