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What would cause low platelets fatigue headaches bruising trigermonial naralgia swelling and pain in ribs back and hips. ?

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Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olsonanswered
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Vasculitis possible: Consider a CRP or ESR - this to measure general inflammation. Because of the headache one might pursue temporal artery biopsy. The occlusion of the arteries can cause headaches, jaw pain, and even compromise vision. The bruising is due to the low platelets that can accompany vasulitis or temporal arteritis.

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Last updated Aug 13, 2015

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