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Can you die from thrombocytopenia?

Can you die from thrombocytopenia?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

Deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more


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Can you die from thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Can you die from thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

YES: Unfortunately, yes.
People can die from ttp. They can develop seizure, coma, renal failure, cardiac hemmorhage/bleeding, sudden cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction etc.
Need to get treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have neutropenia and thrombocytopenia and am scared to death. What is happening?

What to do if I have neutropenia and thrombocytopenia and am scared to death. What is happening?

Your right to know: You have not only a right but a duty to find out what's going on. You're not in danger from low platelets if they're above 50, 000, even if you get hurt, or low neutrophils until they're below about 500. You have a responsibility to find why they're low -- often it's meds, or it may just be you. Get a full medical workup, including a HIV check and a lupus check. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia?

What is thrombocytopenia?

Thrombocytopenia: Thrombocytopenia means low platelets. Platelets are important for blood clotting. There are many reasons people become thrombocytopenia and there are many different levels of severity, some of which need therapy and some which do not. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia?

LOW PLATLET COUNT: Thrombocytes also called platlets are cells in our blood and have important function in clotting of blood.
When there is lower than normal count of these cells in the blood it is called Thrombocytopenia
Normal Platlet Count is 150000 to 450000, and when it goes below 50000 it is called Thrombocytopenia and can cause tendency to bleed like nose bleed, easily bruising and purpura (petechiae) ...Read more

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Is thrombocytopenia cureable?

Yes, it can be: But it depends on its cause. So you need a good hematologist to help you diagnose the cause and suggest treatment. It might be a condition called itp. Seek hematology consultation. ...Read more

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Is thrombocytopenia hereditary?

Can be in some cases: Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) has many possible causes, but most are not inherited. Inherited types include wiskott-aldrich syndrome and the rare giant platelet disorders. ...Read more

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Can children get thrombocytopenia?

Can children get thrombocytopenia?

Thrombocytopenia: In children is uncommon, but definitely possible due to a myriad of conditions. ...Read more

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How long does thrombocytopenia last?

How long does thrombocytopenia last?

Depends: Thrombocytopenia means low platelet count. It is an abnormal lab- like a symptom, not a disease. There are many reasons for it and "how long it lasts" depends on the cause. It can be from toxic exposure (examples= radiation, alcohol, or drugs), an immune problem ("ITP"), from infections or from bone marrow dysfunction. It can be from Leukemia or from treatment of Leukemia. NEED MORE INFORMATION. ...Read more

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What are the tests for thrombocytopenia?

CBC and further: A complete blood cell count (CBC) includes the number of platelets in blood. Normal range is from about 150k to 250 k. There is usually no risk of bleeding if the count is above 40k. If thrombocytopenia is detected, it would require further investigation to ascertain the cause. ...Read more

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Thrombocytopenia, how long does it last?

Thrombocytopenia, how long does it last?

It depends on cause: You need to know the cause. One common cause is called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or itp. This is a chronic condition which can last from a few months to several years. Other causes can be short lived and platelets recover. You should be sure to find out the cause. Or seek a second opinion to learn more about your problem from another specialist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?

What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?

There are many.: Bruises, particularly in unusual places can be a clue (but can occur anywhere). A pinpoint red rash known as petechiae is frequently seen. Blood blisters in the mouth (wet purpura) can be seen and are a reason to be treated. Bleeding from other mucosal surfaces can occur. Rarely, intracranial bleeding can occur and be life threatening. If you have thrombocytopenia work with your dr to find cause. ...Read more

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What is the defintion of thrombocytopenia?

Platelet count of: Less than 150, 000/cubic mm. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/thrombocytopenia/ds00691. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia and how is it treated?

Thrombocytopenia: Is the fancy term for low platelet count. Like anemia and low WBC count, one must know the reason for the low platelet count to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What's thrombocytopenia and how can it be treated?

Depends on cause: Thrombocytopenia refers to low platelet count, a blood cell type needed for normal control of bleeding. Treatment depends on the cause of the abnormality. Some times platelets are transfused, like blood transfusion, to correct bleeding due to low platelet count. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me to explain what is thrombocytopenia?

Low platelets: It literally means a low number of platelets - lower than the "average, healthy" person. There are many reasons for that - sometimes if it is minor, it is of no consequence. See your doctor to discuss it. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about thrombocytopenia? Is there a cure?

Thrombocytopenia: platelet count is the balance between production (by the Bone Marrow) and consumption. Depending on the cause of Thrombocytopenia you can determine if it is curable or not. If the cause is reversible, YES it is curable. Causes such as low B12/Folate, or some types of hypothyroidism are reversible and correcting these causes may lead to cure. ...Read more

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How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

Find the cause: It's not a common finding, but if you have it, it is 100%. Thrombocytopenia is something that should never be trifled with; if it gets worse it can cause bad bleeding. In a young woman especially, it can herald lupus. Medications, having one's period, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, allergy to quinine in a cocktail, and a variety of other processes can be the cause. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytopenia be caused by a cat (some disease from cats)?

Probably not.: Cats are not likely to do this, unless there is a very extreme allergy that triggers a severe autoimmune reaction, and this is real remote. Cats usually spread toxoplasmosis infection as they pass it in their stool, but this is controlled by the immune system. A cause of low platelets can be snake bite like from a pit viper. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is thrombocytopenia curable?

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. ...Read more

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Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

Sometimes: Corticosteroids are used as a treatment for this condition when the cause is immune destruction of platelets such as itp or drug-induced low platelets. In other cases steroids may be of not much help. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytopenia be induced by chemotherapy?

Yep: All blood cell lines (including platelets) can be affected by chemotherapy, some chemos more than others. Your doctor will check your CBC regularly for this. If you notice undue bleeding, though, make sure to let him/her know. ...Read more

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Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia, what is this?

Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia, what is this?

Low platelets count: Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia occurs when fetal platelets contain an antigen inherited from the father that the mother lacks. The mother forms antiplatelet antibodies against the this antigen; these cross the placenta and destroy fetal platelets, resulting in fetal and neonatal thrombocytopenia. Minority of affected newborns (about 20%) experiences severe bleeding including intracranial bl ...Read more

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What does Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia mean?

What does Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia mean?

NAT: Neonatal (fetus or newborn under 1 month)
alloimmune (immune response to foreign antigen)
thrombocytopenia (low platelet count).

NAT occurs when substances from mother's body pass into the baby's system, causing destruction of platelet cells. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytopenia occur in all cases of leukemia?

Can thrombocytopenia occur in all cases of leukemia?

No: While it is common to find thrombocytopenia associated with leukemia and other forms of marrow infiltration, sometimes you can actually see an elevated PLT count (thrombocytosis). CML is the classic example, but there are others. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thrombocytopenia to affect morbidity?

Is it possible for thrombocytopenia to affect morbidity?

Yes: Platelets are little plugs present in the bloodstream which control bleeding from small blood vessels. Minor decreases in platelet counts should have no effect on most people, yet moderate decreases can lead to problems following trauma or surgery; at very low levels, spontaneous bleeding may occur, which can be life-threatening. ...Read more