In-depth

Complications

Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Low blood pressure (hypotension) can be a sign of good health or of a life-threatening condition. Find out more about hypotension's causes and treatment options.

Thrombocytopenia

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

Liver function tests

MRI

Ultrasound

Urinalysis

X-ray

Jan. 15, 2016
References
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