Thrombocytopenia Symptoms & Causes

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The following are the most common symptoms of thrombocytopenia. However, each baby may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:   

  • bruising or petechiae (small red spots on the skin)
  • signs of bleeding in other body systems
  • jaundice

The symptoms of thrombocytopenia may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your baby's physician for a diagnosis.

Find more in-depth information on thrombocytopenia at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's website.

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