Thrombocytopenia refers to an abnormally low number of platelets in the blood. As the major role of platelets is to help the blood to clot, thrombocytopenia may lead to abnormal bleeding. This can result in bleeding into the skin, spontaneous bruising and the development of petechiae.

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