What are the differential diagnoses for thrombocytopenia?

The Bottom Line: Differentials are grouped along three symptomologies: increased platelet destruction, decreased platelet production, or abnormal platelet distrubution:

Reference:  Acquired thrombocytopenia, Access Medicine.  Online at: http://www.accessmedicine.com/popup.aspx?aID=3141798 

Summary: See chart linked above for differentials according to immunologic, non-immunologic, bone marrow impairment, and hypersplenism causes.

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