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A 74-year-old male asked:

Is vitamin k ever used to treat a plt (platelet) count that is lower than 10?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Clotting factor: Vitamin K specifically helps you improve clotting as a direct cofactor in the coagulation pathway, but does not directly influence platelet production or decrease platelet destruction. Low levels of Vitamin B-12 have been noted as a symptom of low platelet counts, so B-12 supplementation has been recommended, as well as vitamin C and D to improve overall health and improve platelet synthesis

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Last updated Aug 21, 2014

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