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What does it mean when a child's platelets are low?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Various
Low= error in test, increased breakdown or decreased production.
Some sampling methods (fingerstick)are more prone to give inacurate results.Antibodies can form in certain conditions that destroy plts soon after they are made or they can be used up quickly in excessive clotting states. The production sites in the bone marrow can be invaded & shut down as in leukemia.

In brief: Various
Low= error in test, increased breakdown or decreased production.
Some sampling methods (fingerstick)are more prone to give inacurate results.Antibodies can form in certain conditions that destroy plts soon after they are made or they can be used up quickly in excessive clotting states. The production sites in the bone marrow can be invaded & shut down as in leukemia.
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