A 39-year-old female asked:
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i have low platelet count. used to have low red blood but now hv recovered. however platelet is still low.any reason for this?

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Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Low platelets: It could be due to impaired production of platelets from the bone marrow, or from increased destruction which usually occurs in the spleen. Itp is an autoimmune condition that sometimes can occur spontaneously in women your age and causes very low platelets. Other immune disorders such as lupus should also be ruled out.
Answered on Apr 6, 2014
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