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4 year old girl has low platelet count what could cause this

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience Psychiatry
Doc needed: Many causes of low platelet count. First let's just make sure by using another lab. Please consult with a hematologist. Tomorrow. This is just too imp ... Read More
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Many: There are many causes for a low platelet count. Some can be serious but most are not. Probably the most common is caused by a virus and will resolve o ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: This can be lab error, something is preventing their creation or something is consuming them too fast. Platelets can sometimes clump together & co ... Read More

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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Below: Platelet count decreased is found among people who take Avodart, (dutasteride) especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low platelets: How low is your platelet count, you need proper hematology workup.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: The combination of tea colored urine containing bilirubin and protein and low platelets suggests a significant problem, possibly liver disease. Pleas ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes Effient can cause low platelet count, as well as low white blood cell count and anemia. Discuss other possible adverse event with your doctor.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Look for some other cause.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
That is just: Barely low. Long list of possibilities, but at this level no need for "treatment".
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Watch: Just watch.These numbers are not significantly low enough to cause any symptoms.Obviously for more deetail, discuss with your pediatrician.
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A male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Many things...: Depending on additional details in this case, the causes for fever and low platelets are many. Some examples include severe sepsis, tick-borne infect ... Read More

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