Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Topic Guide
Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count): Thrombocytopenia or low blood platelets, are 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.
Bone Marrow Biopsy A bone marrow biopsy is performed to evaluate bone marrow function or to determine the cause of some infections, diagnose tumors, determine how far a disease, such as lymphoma, has progressed, and to evaluate the effectiveness of chemotherapy or other bone marrow active drugs.