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what could be the reason for splenomegaly and low platelet count?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
To correct the issue: Low platelet counts usually occur because platelets are destroyed in the spleen at a faster rate than new platelets can be produced. If conservative therapy fails, removal of the spleen can prevent low platelet counts.
Answered on Jul 6, 2013
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