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Is thrombocytopenia hereditary?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Thrombocytopenia...

Is the medical term for a low platelet count.
The normal range is wide (150-400k). There are many causes, reflecting synthetic dysfunction, consumption, inappropriate destruction or a combination of these. Hereditary causes are rare but do occur (camt, was, bernard soullier syndrome, etc.). We can treat many causes with meds and/or transfusions. Congenital forms may require stem cell transplant.

In brief: Thrombocytopenia...

Is the medical term for a low platelet count.
The normal range is wide (150-400k). There are many causes, reflecting synthetic dysfunction, consumption, inappropriate destruction or a combination of these. Hereditary causes are rare but do occur (camt, was, bernard soullier syndrome, etc.). We can treat many causes with meds and/or transfusions. Congenital forms may require stem cell transplant.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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