A 35-year-old member asked:
is it possible for low platelets to be the start of leukemia?
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Dr. Christopher Cogle answered
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low Platelet Count: Leukemia can cause low platelets. But there are MUCH more common causes of low platelets, such as: lab error (PLT clumping), pregnancy, liver disease, autoimmune ITP, inherited syndromes, infections (especially viral), medications, OTC nutritional supplements, tonic water (quinine), alcohol, and other causes. Leukemia often shows abnormal WBC count and anemia. Doc visit is needed to pinpoint cause
Answered on Jun 7, 2017
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