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A 35-year-old female asked:

What could low platelet count with high mpv mean in someone with an eating disorder involving severe restricting?

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Dr. Michael Cohenuram
22 years experience
Low platelets: High mpv still suggests compensatory response as opposed to decreased production in setting of eating disorder and possible injury to liver parenchyma. Most likely some type of auroimmune destruction. What are rest of counts and mcv?
Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
Bad things: It can mean that the body is not functioning properly, in that the bone marrow is being suppressed and the normal way in which blood cells and platelets are manufactured is being disturbed. There may be other detectable and non-detectable changes as well. It's part of malnutrition and the harm to the body. Eating disorders are deadly, with up to a 25% mortality rate in untreated cases.!

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