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How can thrombocytopenia be prevented?

How can thrombocytopenia be prevented?

Depends: There are many causes of thrombocytopenia, some of which are preventable. Causes include (but not limited to) infection, autoimmune disorders, metabolic disorders, toxins, blood or clotting disorders, cancer, liver disease, and genetic diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

Platelet count less than the normal range of 150, 000 to 400, 000. Penia = low thrombocytes = platelets ...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 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

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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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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'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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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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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 is the best treatment for thrombocytopenia?

What is the best treatment for thrombocytopenia?

Depends on cause: Tcp can be increased distruction in a transient post infectious event in kids, a sign of bone marrow invasion by a leukemia, increased use in an infectious process etc. Treatment requires a proper evaluation and identification of the process involved.Occasionally transfusion of pooled platelets are given & some meds may be helpful. This is a complex issue. ...Read more

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What is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type 2?

What is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type 2?

A serious illness: A small number of patients taking Heparin develop an antibody that activates platelets and induces consumption of platelets and bleeding disorder. See below: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2937296/. ...Read more