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Herpes And Low Platelets Count
Could be factitious or drug or associated with disease process
platelet can clump leading to a falsely low count. This due to edta in the blood tube.
Review of smear would clarify or could consider drawing blood in a citrated blue top tube instead of the standard purple.
Drugs i.E chemotherapy and antibiotics as well as anticonvulsant and other drugs can lower the platelet count. ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Platets are found: 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 to lay down clot. ...Read more
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
Type?: That's a pretty low platelet count, you would want to check with your doctor prior to flying, one risk would be the lack of ready availability of medical care. Another would be possible effects of turbulence causing some trauma. Usually flying is pretty safe though compared to the alternatives. Short haul safer than long haul. Best to get platelet count higher first. See: http://goo. Gl/mco9s. ...Read more
Depends! . See below: Low platelets by itself does not usually cause headaches. Headaches could be part of a rare condition with low platelets called ttp that is a medical emergency. Headaches could also occur it platelets are very low and if there is bleeding in the brain, again a medical emergency. Headaches may occur as part of an illness that could also cause low platelets. ...Read more
Low Platelet Count: Leukemia can cause low platelets. But there are MUCH more common causes of low platelets, such as: lab error (PLT clumping), pregnancy, liver disease, autoimmune ITP, inherited syndromes, infections (especially viral), medications, OTC nutritional supplements, tonic water (quinine), alcohol, and other causes. Leukemia often shows abnormal WBC count and anemia. Doc visit is needed to pinpoint cause ...Read more
Please explain meaning of low platelets. What exactly is happening with platelet production when low?
Thrombocytopenia: Or "low platelets" has many different causes. Discovering the cause can be a tricky proposition and requires interpreration of other blood tests. If platelet production is low, this can signify a problem with your bone marrow or decreased secondary to a medication or vitamin deficiency. Alternatively, low platelets may be secondary to destruction and or laboratory error. ...Read more
What to do if I have a 5 month old who was hospitalized for low platelets. What could be causing this?
Many issues: Decreased platelet counts reflect one of two possibilities. They are either not being made in sufficient quantities or they are being broken down/used to excess.Bone marrow invasion by abnormal cells can cut production, auto-antibodies triggered by infection or increased destruction during blood poisoning also occurs. Many tests will sort out a cause. ...Read more
Better than placebo: The study for which oprevelkin was approved by the fda looked at how good the drug was at preventing need for platelet transfusions following chemotherapy for solid cancers. It was effective 28-65% of the time vs placebo (7-41%). Because of its mediocre effectivity and a high list of side effects (swelling, irregular heart beat), it is not widely used compared to just giving platelet transfusions. ...Read more
Lots causesneed eval: The mild low platelets plus large red cells suggest metabolic effects, including drugs ethanol, etcetera but may also require additional serological hematologic studies to exclude diseases from blood producing organs like the bone marrow, if those former metabolic causes are not present. ...Read more
Could be: The differential for low platelet cts is long and could be vitamin deficiencies as well as a multitude of other things. ...Read more
Need observation: Counts are still ok need repeat and close observation. ...Read more
Please consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/thrombocytopenia/basics/causes/CON-20027170
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Probably not: With platelet count less that 20k, you are at real risk of bleeding with minimal trauma, so this is probably not a good time to be in the gym. Assuming you are getting treatment, you should wait until the count comes up, but it is vital that you talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Low platelets past few years. As low as 80, 000, but mainly hovers between 100-130. When would it need to be looked further into?
Now: Not urgently, but I would recommend seeing a specialist for any of my patients. We Immunologists think of drug reactions, issues related to enlargement of the spleen or maybe the production of antibodies (autoimmune) against platelets. Potential causes are many and it worth a work-up ...Read more
Thrombocytopenia: The name of the condition is thrombocytopenia. If real (test can be a false positive) the condition usually arises when the mom develops anti platelet antibodies that have crossed into baby & destroy its platelets. The condition can be major requiring rx or minor & will generally fade over time as the antibodies decline. Low platelets can also be a sign of infection in baby. ...Read more
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
Low platelets 112000. All tests done, found normal except vit d which is 23.8. What is tobe done? Please advise reason.
Decrease stress: Crohn's disease, low vit d and low platelets are related. Auto-immune disorders are helped l by lowering stress which decreases free cadmium. Taking vit d 3 up to 10, 000 units a day, vit k2 100 mcg a day and avoiding dairy, wheat, sugar, processed oils, and consuming organic plant food using anti-inflammatory grains like quinoa to keep blood sugar stable through the day helps. ...Read more