A case of thrombocytopenia due to odontogenic infection

Dinesh Kumar Verma & Ritesh Rajan
Thrombocytopenia in surgical patients is a potentially serious condition, faced by surgeons. A close relationship between sepsis and thrombocytopenia has been suggested. Thrombocytopenia has even been suggested to be indicative of an acute infection. Platelet count in a septicemic patient may also serve as a prognostic tool. There are many reports of thrombocytopenia due to septicemia in the literature but the occurrence of thrombocytopenia in maxillofacial infections is rare. Thrombocytopenia in a patient with odontogenic...