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Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Sometimes: Corticosteroids are used as a treatment for this condition when the cause is immune destruction of platelets such as itp or drug-induced low platelets. In other cases steroids may be of not much help.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Maybe: It depends on what you are trying to treat.
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