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what is thrombocytopenia?

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Low platelets: Low platelets are caused by a lack of production or increased destruction. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), a condition where the body makes auto-antibodies against platelets, can be treated with medicines (ivig, win rho, sometimes steroids). If production is the problem, the cause needs to be found. Can be simply caused by a virus (will resolve on its own), or be as serious as leukemia.
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