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What could cause low platelets?

What could cause low platelets?

Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious problem and should be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more


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Can gout cause low platelets?

Can gout  cause low platelets?

Thrombocytopenia: Acute gout, a very inflammatory condition, is usually assoc. with high platelets, also called thrombocytosis. If a patient with Gout is on treatment called allopurinol to reduce uric acid, than a side effect of this medicine is low platelets. But this is rare; would advise a thorough review of all medications and interactions to be sure that there is no unwanted side effects from medications ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any genetic conditions which causes low platelets?

Can you tell me about any genetic conditions which causes low platelets?

Low platelets: Low platelet counts are usually not representative of any specific genetic condition, but reflect chronic illness, liver disease, or bone marrow dysfunction. There are some autoimmune diseases such as ITP [idiopathic thrombocytopenia] which occur in people with Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc, which have a genetic component. I would consult a genetic counselor for more information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about any genetic conditions which causes low platelets?

Can you tell me more about any genetic conditions which causes low platelets?

Genetic low platelet: Rare. I see none. X-linked thrombocytopenia, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, TTP (familial form), Dyserythropoietic anemia and thrombocytopenia, Thrombocytopenia-absent radium syndrome, Bernard-Soulier syndrome, MYH9-related thrombocytopenia, etc. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abcess ans slightlyl low platelets. Could the abcess cause low platelets?

I have  a tooth abcess ans slightlyl low platelets. Could the abcess cause low platelets?

Low platelet count: A low platelet count can occur after blood poisoning from a widespread bacterial infection. It would not occur from a tooth abscess or other local infection. ...Read more

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Can vitamin K depletion cause low platelets?

No: Low vitamin k can cause your body to have a difficult time making factors that are important for blood coagulation (factors 2, 7, 9, 10) and can lead to increased bleeding. Platelet numbers, however, should not be affected. ...Read more

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Using mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD can it cause low platelets count?

Using mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD  can it cause low platelets count?

Probably not: the progesterone in the iud should not effect your platelet counts. ask your doctor what they thik is causing this. They might need to run more blood tests. ...Read more

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Can behavioral meds such as zoloft, (sertraline) adderall, or klonopin cause low platelets?

Can behavioral meds such as zoloft, (sertraline) adderall, or klonopin cause low platelets?

Clonazepam: Clonazepam can cause low platelets. Sertraline can lower platelets in less than 1% of folks. It's not a known side effect of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Could a bacteria infecting a pilonidal sinus cause low platelets by a mechanism such as molecular mimicry (causing auto-immune response)?

Could a bacteria infecting a pilonidal sinus cause low platelets by a mechanism such as molecular mimicry (causing auto-immune response)?

Speculative: I understand you have idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and a pilonidal sinus. I trust you're getting the latter managed properly, these can be very unpleasant. I'd be more inclined to relate your ITP to general immune activation as in HIV, HBV and HCV. With your interest, you'll enjoy http://asheducationbook.hematologylibrary.org/content/2012/1/306.full ...Read more