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What is a platelet function disorder?
Platelets are cells that circulate in the blood stream and help the blood clot. When a child has a platelet disorder, a person’s blood may not be able to clot normally and they may develop a bleeding disorder.
Types of platelet function disorders
Acute thrombocytopenic purpura:
Chronic thrombocytopenic purpura:
What causes platelet function disorders?
In most cases, the cause of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is not known.
Are platelet function disorders common?
Platelet function disorders are not extremely common. In most cases they are acquired, or caused by an external factor like another illness or medication. In rare cases they are inherited.
What are the symptoms of platelet function disorders?
The most common symptoms of platelet disorders are:
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