Impact If Platelet Levels In The Body Are Lacking?
What if the 4000 thrombocytes can occur and what is caused?
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Platelets or blood platelets are blood cells that function to stop bleeding that occurs in the body by forming a blood clot and sticking to the site of the bleeding. The number of platelets themselves, must be sufficient, that is, around 150,000 to 450,000, may not be more or less because this excessive number of blood cells or deficiency can cause problems for the body.
Levels of platelets in the body that are lacking, or referred to as a condition of thrombocytopenia, is when the body's platelet count is below 150,000. This condition can increase the number of bleeding in the body especially if the platelet number is below 10,000 or 20,000.
Thrombocytopenia can be caused by several conditions such as:
Damage to the bone marrow so that it interferes with the production of platelets such as in blood cancers (leukemia) or lymphomas, aplastic anemia, drug side effects, excessive alcohol consumption, viral infections (mumps, measles), or genetic defects
Autoimmune diseases such as ITP, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis
Infections such as dengue fever, typhus
Enlarged spleen organs
Because this condition can be caused by a lot of possible conditions, so if someone has a normal platelet count, as you ask, immediately take the person to the internal medicine / pediatrician (if still a child) for further examination and get treatment. immediately because the number is at high risk of causing bleeding in the body.
For the time being, keep the person from getting hurt / hit by something, because both of them can cause severe bleeding. If bleeding occurs (for example due to injuries / collisions, nosebleeds, black / red bowel movements, vomiting blood, coughing up blood) immediately bring the person to the hospital emergency room to get first aid.
I hope this helps.