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How dangerous is a low platelet count?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Can be serious: It all depends on your other medical conditions and how low the platelet count is. A rough normal range (depending on your lab) is 150-350 for adults. If just under 100, it may not be of serious concern except to watch. If under 50, it gets more concerning and once it reaches below 20 and especially under 10, spontaneous brain bleeds are possible. Also rapid rate of decline is very concerning.

Answered 5/19/2020



See below: Agree with Dr. B. It depends on the associated conditions. An otherwise healthy person would be okay with a count as low as 10,000, but not if the person has sepsis.

Answered 3/10/2020



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