What is the name of the condition that the bone marrow stops producing platlets? Is it a disease? How does one get it? Cures? Treatment?
Several causes. Bone marrow may fail to make platelets, however, there are reasons for low platelets other than bone marrow failure. A health evaluation will show whether the bone marrow is failing, or if there is another cause. Bone marrow failure states include myelodysplasia, myelofibrosis, leukemia, lymphoma, aplastic anemia, cancer. Some are curable. Certain medications can also lead to low platelets.
Other causes. Some infections, especially viral, may cause this. Additionally. A condition called itp can occur without any obviou reason. In kids it can be curable and in adults it is treatable. This may be related to a viral infection, but usually has no obvious cause.
ITP. The most common cause of this problem in children is itp. This common and mild disorder is sometimes treated with medications such as ivig or winrho to increase the platelet counts quickly. Not all children need to be treated with medications. The disease usually goes away within 6 months with or without treatment.
Bone marrow problems. It depends if the bone marrow is just not making platelets or are the platelets being destroyed or getting stuck in the spleen. Having low platelets is called thrombocytopenia. Various problems can cause this and the treatment depends on the problem. Possible causes are aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia, leukemia, infections, drugs or other cancers.