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Going through interferon and ribavirin trtmt for hepc, labs show very low platelet count what does that mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Known side effect

Bone marrow suppression is a known side effect of your treatment.
Low platelet counts are usually not problematic unless the count falls below 40, and in some patients a count as low as 10 may not cause problems. Blood counts are usually monitored during treatment and you should discuss your concerns with your doctor.

In brief: Known side effect

Bone marrow suppression is a known side effect of your treatment.
Low platelet counts are usually not problematic unless the count falls below 40, and in some patients a count as low as 10 may not cause problems. Blood counts are usually monitored during treatment and you should discuss your concerns with your doctor.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Poss side effects

Low platelets are common in hepatitis c and also can be a side effect of interferon treatment.
Treatment decisions are dictated by the overall platelet count as well as the change in the platelet count since treatment began.

In brief: Poss side effects

Low platelets are common in hepatitis c and also can be a side effect of interferon treatment.
Treatment decisions are dictated by the overall platelet count as well as the change in the platelet count since treatment began.
Dr. Martin Linder
Dr. Martin Linder
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