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What would cause my new born child (24 hours old) to have such low plateles counts (38, 000)?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Many issues

Lab error. Anti-platelet antibodies that distroy the platelets ( they only last 3-4 days anyway but increased destruction can occur).
Infections ( sepsis or germs in the blood).Various syndromes (tar). Some of these are transient & resolve without treatment & some signal big problems. You should clarify what kind of situation you are facing with your dr.

In brief: Many issues

Lab error. Anti-platelet antibodies that distroy the platelets ( they only last 3-4 days anyway but increased destruction can occur).
Infections ( sepsis or germs in the blood).Various syndromes (tar). Some of these are transient & resolve without treatment & some signal big problems. You should clarify what kind of situation you are facing with your dr.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics

In brief: Antibodies

The most common causes a child other than infection, of having low platelets and not having any further problems, is maternal antibodies against the platelets in the child.

In brief: Antibodies

The most common causes a child other than infection, of having low platelets and not having any further problems, is maternal antibodies against the platelets in the child.
Dr. Joseph Cohen
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics

In brief: Thrombocytopenia

There are several different causes for low PLT (thrombocytopenia) in newborns.
Infections (cmv, toxo, etc...), nat (neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia), and aneuploidy (chromosome abnormalities). The pediatrician/neonatologist will conduct additional testing on the baby and may start them on antibiotics if they suspect infection. They may test you for antibodies if they think it is alloimmune.

In brief: Thrombocytopenia

There are several different causes for low PLT (thrombocytopenia) in newborns.
Infections (cmv, toxo, etc...), nat (neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia), and aneuploidy (chromosome abnormalities). The pediatrician/neonatologist will conduct additional testing on the baby and may start them on antibiotics if they suspect infection. They may test you for antibodies if they think it is alloimmune.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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