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What blood diseases are related to a low platelet count?

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Dr. John La Puma
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Lots...not all bad.

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp).
Autoimmune diseases...Like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Bacteria in the blood, and severe infections viral infections. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp). Hemolytic uremic syndrome. Medications. Heparin, quinidine, quinine, sulfa-containing antibiotics, anticonvulsants.

In brief: Lots...not all bad.

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp).
Autoimmune diseases...Like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Bacteria in the blood, and severe infections viral infections. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp). Hemolytic uremic syndrome. Medications. Heparin, quinidine, quinine, sulfa-containing antibiotics, anticonvulsants.
Dr. John La Puma
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Dr. Stephen Brenner
Internal Medicine
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In brief: See a hematologist

You really want to have this fully evaluated.
It could be from a medicine you are taking, a condition called itp or a bone marrow or spleen disorder. If the count gets too low you could bleed excessively.

In brief: See a hematologist

You really want to have this fully evaluated.
It could be from a medicine you are taking, a condition called itp or a bone marrow or spleen disorder. If the count gets too low you could bleed excessively.
Dr. Stephen Brenner
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