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How concerned should we be about our son's recently detected low blood platelet count?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on situation

This can be an acute transient problem or a long term issue.
It's worrisome quality also depends on the numbers we would be talking about.I've had kids go years with levels in the 70-80 thousand range & have no problems.I've also sweated a few that dropped in the 5-10 thousand range that i shipped off to major medical centers for treatment.

In brief: Depends on situation

This can be an acute transient problem or a long term issue.
It's worrisome quality also depends on the numbers we would be talking about.I've had kids go years with levels in the 70-80 thousand range & have no problems.I've also sweated a few that dropped in the 5-10 thousand range that i shipped off to major medical centers for treatment.
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