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What's thrombocytopenia and how can it be treated?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on cause: Thrombocytopenia refers to low platelet count, a blood cell type needed for normal control of bleeding. Treatment depends on the cause of the abnormality. Some times platelets are transfused, like blood transfusion, to correct bleeding due to low platelet count.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Thrombocytopenia: Is the fancy term for low platelet count. Like anemia and low WBC count, one must know the reason for the low platelet count to make a treatment plan.

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What is thrombocytopenia?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
LOW Platlet count: 'thrombocytes' are platelets and 'penia' means low in the blood. A low platelet count is generally a 'bone marrow problem' where production is decreased due to tumor (e.g. Leukemia), infection (e.g. Viruses) or toxins (alcoholism) and other diagnoses. Another cause of thrombocytopenia is a clotting problem where platelets are consumed (used up) as in a condition (d.I.C.).

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