|Global Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (Volume 2 Issue 2)|
|Vitamin B12 and/or Folate Deficiency is a cause of macro Thrombocytopenia|
Anupama Jaggia and Adrian Northern
Published: 30 July 2015
|This retrospective study reveals that it is likely that vitamin B12 and / or folate deficiency is an important cause for isolated thrombocytopenia with larger than normal sized platelets. Data collection and interpretation from the laboratory has revealed this and as this can have further therapeutic utility, more studies on the subject are indicated. Hypothyroidism may also be another cause for the findings.
|Vitamin B12 deficiency, Large platelets, Isolated thrombocytopenia, macro thrombocytopenia.|