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which treatment works the best and fastest for thrombocytopenia?

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Dr. Scott Monheit
Specializes in Family Medicine
Transfusion: As is the answer of most questions in medicine, you must fix the underlying disorder, whatever that might be. Having said that, if a quick fix is required, ususally a transfusion of platelets is needed.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho commented
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
transfusion will not be a good treatment for condition like thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura ( TTP). it would be contraindicated to give platelet transfusion in TTP.
Apr 29, 2012
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Depends on the cause: Treatment will depend on the cause of thrombocytopenia. For many causes like infection/sepsis/dic, drugs, autoimmune related etc- the fastest would be platelet transfusion-but- that would not be the best. The best would be to address the cause itself. For certain condition like ttp- platelet transfusion would be absolutely contraindicated-and plasma exchange would be the best and the fastest tx.

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What is the best treatment for thrombocytopenia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on cause: Tcp can be increased distruction in a transient post infectious event in kids, a sign of bone marrow invasion by a leukemia, increased use in an infectious process etc. Treatment requires a proper evaluation and identification of the process involved.Occasionally transfusion of pooled platelets are given & some meds may be helpful. This is a complex issue.
Dr. Robert Choate
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Clear answer for complicated problem.
Feb 17, 2012
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General Practice 18 years experience
Great collaboration. Wishing you'all the very best.
Feb 22, 2012
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What causes hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia ? what are the best diagnosis tests to determine hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
What's the cause?: This can be due to anything from drinking quinine bitters to having leukemia or cancer in the marrow to any of a variety of other things. It is not an illness on itself.

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