Fast Five Quiz: Thrombocytopenia

Emmanuel C. Besa, MD


May 20, 2022

Thrombocytopenia is an abnormally low platelet count with various causes. Low levels of platelets present risks such as bleeding and thrombosis. The National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) estimates that more than 200,000 people have primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) worldwide; the incidence among adults in the United States is 3.3 cases per 100,000 adults/year. Would you be able to recognize and manage this life-threatening condition if you encountered it? Make sure you know basic, key clinical information with this short quiz.


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