Risk Factors of Thrombocytopenia

People who are at highest risk for thrombocytopenia are those affected by one of the conditions or factors discussed in "What Causes Thrombocytopenia?" This includes people who:

  • Have certain types of cancer, aplastic anemia, or autoimmune diseases
  • Are exposed to certain toxic chemicals
  • Have a reaction to certain medicines
  • Have certain viruses
  • Have certain genetic conditions

People at highest risk also include heavy alcohol drinkers and pregnant women.


Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.