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Can you die from thrombocytopenia?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It can cause Bleedin: Severe thrombocytopenia can cause hemorrhage which can at times be fatal. But the platelet count has drop below 10, 000 before there is such a risk.
Answered on Jan 23, 2017

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