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What is thrombocytopenia, the rare blood condition possibly linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine?

By Anthony Zulli, Associate professor, Victoria University
Maja Husaric, Senior Lecturer; MD, Victoria University
Maximilian de Courten, Professor in Global Public Health and Director of the Mitchell Institute, Victoria University
Vasso Apostolopoulos, Professor of Immunology and Associate Provost, Research Partnerships, Victoria University
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Scientists have called it "vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia", or VIPIT. The condition is characterised by a shortage of platelets in the blood.

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