Congenital Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia

What is it?

In newborns, bone marrow suppression due to infection, neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT), and passive transfer of antibodies from a mother with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) are the most likely causes of thrombocytopenia.The symptoms of thrombocytopenia are: easy bruising. abnormal bleeding (nose bleeds, bleeding gums, heavy periods) blood in the poo or urine.

Who does it affect?

This is an extremely rare condition, often diagnosed in infancy.

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