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Which treatment works the best and fastest for thrombocytopenia?

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Dr. Scott Monheit
General Practice
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In brief: Transfusion

As is the answer of most questions in medicine, you must fix the underlying disorder, whatever that might be.
Having said that, if a quick fix is required, ususally a transfusion of platelets is needed.

In brief: Transfusion

As is the answer of most questions in medicine, you must fix the underlying disorder, whatever that might be.
Having said that, if a quick fix is required, ususally a transfusion of platelets is needed.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
transfusion will not be a good treatment for condition like thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura ( TTP). it would be contraindicated to give platelet transfusion in TTP.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Depends on the cause

Treatment will depend on the cause of thrombocytopenia.
For many causes like infection/sepsis/dic, drugs, autoimmune related etc- the fastest would be platelet transfusion-but- that would not be the best. The best would be to address the cause itself. For certain condition like ttp- platelet transfusion would be absolutely contraindicated-and plasma exchange would be the best and the fastest tx.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Treatment will depend on the cause of thrombocytopenia.
For many causes like infection/sepsis/dic, drugs, autoimmune related etc- the fastest would be platelet transfusion-but- that would not be the best. The best would be to address the cause itself. For certain condition like ttp- platelet transfusion would be absolutely contraindicated-and plasma exchange would be the best and the fastest tx.
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