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Causes of low platelets in adults

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious pr... Read More
Dr. Scott Diede
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Varied...: Low platelets are caused by a lack of production or increased destruction. Immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), a condition where the body ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/causes/CON-20027170 For... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Manek
Specializes in Rheumatology
Thrombocytopenia: Acute gout, a very inflammatory condition, is usually assoc. with high platelets, also called thrombocytosis. If a patient with Gout is on treatment ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
No, but: No, but low platelets can be a sign of something more ominous, from sepsis to ttp, that may be the cause of the fevers. In addition, some infections, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Low platelets: Low platelet counts are usually not representative of any specific genetic condition, but reflect chronic illness, liver disease, or bone marrow dysfu... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
Pathology 30 years experience
Lots causesneed eval: The mild low platelets plus large red cells suggest metabolic effects, including drugs ethanol , etcetera but may also require additional serological ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Just how low?: If the count is between 100000 and 150000, we usually never figure out why and it's not of any concern. The reference range is set so that a few perce... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Low platelet count: A low platelet count can occur after blood poisoning from a widespread bacterial infection. It would not occur from a tooth abscess or other local inf... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gloria Walker
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Low platelets, WBC: There are many possible causes of low platelets and low WBC. Some medications can do this, some viral infections and many other causes. It is best t... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Rarely, yes: Most people who take Depakote (valproic acid) have no impact on their blood. Some people, however, can develop low platelets or low neutrophils or bo... Read More

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