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Is it true that a very low platelet count can be caused by (a) a viral infection and (b) a bacteria in the blood that falls short of sepsis?

A temporary reaction. Yes low platelets count may be due to several reasons: -Viral infections most often cause a temporary decrease in platelet count. -Bacterial infections can cause either a low or elevated platelet count. Read more...
Basically no. If your platelet count is low (under 90,000 or so calls for.a workup), the stupidest thing that anyone can possibly do is say "it's probably a virus" or blame a bacterium that isn't cultured and isn't making you sick otherwise. I hope I have not misunderstood. Low platelets is serious, very low levels are often catastrophic, and almost always there's a real illness to find and treat. Read more...

What are the causes of viral infections in infants?

Viral Infections. Viruses are living material that may cause illness spread generally from person to person thru several mechanisms including close contact.Avoidance of ill people and good handwashing are factors in preventing spread. Read more...