Serum Thrombopoietin Levels and Its Relationship With Thrombocytopenia in Patients With Cirrhosis


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TEMEL T. , ÜSKÜDAR CANSU D. , TEMEL H. E. , ÖZAKYOL A.

HEPATITIS MONTHLY, vol.14, no.5, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/hepatmon.18556
  • Title of Journal : HEPATITIS MONTHLY

Abstract

Background: Patients with cirrhosis usually have thrombocytopenia in discrete levels. The mechanism of thrombocytopenia is thought as splenic sequestration and destruction of platelets, impaired bone marrow generation and diminished hepatic thrombopoietin synthesis.