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A 50-year-old male asked:

I have mildly low wbc and mildly low platelets. my platelets (auto) are 135 on a range of 143-398. my wbc is 3.90 (range 4.16-9.95). what is cause?

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Dr. Gloria Walker
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Low platelets, WBC: There are many possible causes of low platelets and low WBC. Some medications can do this, some viral infections and many other causes. It is best to see your doctor regularly to follow up on these tests to make sure they are not decreasing to a serious level. Then, you may need more extensive testing.

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Last updated Jun 8, 2015

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