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Y hepatitis C pts hav low platelets?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Y Hep C&Platlets

Low platlets in hepatitis c are caused possibly through auto immune mechanism.The incidence is dependant on the severity and the onset of cirrhosis.
Autoimmune mechanism effects the bone marrow and as a result there is decrease in production of platlets by bone marrow.This is the only explanation y low platlets with hep c.

In brief: Y Hep C&Platlets

Low platlets in hepatitis c are caused possibly through auto immune mechanism.The incidence is dependant on the severity and the onset of cirrhosis.
Autoimmune mechanism effects the bone marrow and as a result there is decrease in production of platlets by bone marrow.This is the only explanation y low platlets with hep c.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: ? Cirrhosis

Low PLT can be seen in patients with cirrhosis, so it would be best to see your doctor to be evaluated.

In brief: ? Cirrhosis

Low PLT can be seen in patients with cirrhosis, so it would be best to see your doctor to be evaluated.
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