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What is the best treatment for thrombocytopenia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on cause

Tcp can be increased distruction in a transient post infectious event in kids, a sign of bone marrow invasion by a leukemia, increased use in an infectious process etc.
Treatment requires a proper evaluation and identification of the process involved.Occasionally transfusion of pooled platelets are given & some meds may be helpful. This is a complex issue.

In brief: Depends on cause

Tcp can be increased distruction in a transient post infectious event in kids, a sign of bone marrow invasion by a leukemia, increased use in an infectious process etc.
Treatment requires a proper evaluation and identification of the process involved.Occasionally transfusion of pooled platelets are given & some meds may be helpful. This is a complex issue.
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Dr. Robert Choate
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the cause

It can be caused by many factors.
Anything that increase destruction of platelet like infection, increase consumption of platelet such as hypersplenism/ blood clots, decrease production i.e. From cancer infiltration to bone marrow , or vitamin deficiency, autoimmune process such as itp etc. Treatment will depend on the cause.If no contraindication, platelet tx can be given when level is too low.

In brief: Depends on the cause

It can be caused by many factors.
Anything that increase destruction of platelet like infection, increase consumption of platelet such as hypersplenism/ blood clots, decrease production i.e. From cancer infiltration to bone marrow , or vitamin deficiency, autoimmune process such as itp etc. Treatment will depend on the cause.If no contraindication, platelet tx can be given when level is too low.
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