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Is thrombocytopenia curable?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Depends on cause: Easily treatable causes of thrombocytopenia include drugs and infections. Thrombocytopenia due to bone marrow problems (cancer, myelodysplastic syyndrome, etc.) and autoimmune problems are harder to treat.

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What is thrombocytopenia?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
LOW Platlet count: 'thrombocytes' are platelets and 'penia' means low in the blood. A low platelet count is generally a 'bone marrow problem' where production is decreased due to tumor (e.g. Leukemia), infection (e.g. Viruses) or toxins (alcoholism) and other diagnoses. Another cause of thrombocytopenia is a clotting problem where platelets are consumed (used up) as in a condition (d.I.C.).

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