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Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) (cont.)

Prevention

Thrombocytopenia may be preventable only if its underlying cause is known and preventable. For example, in patients with alcohol-induced thrombocytopenia, alcohol avoidance is recommended. In patients with HIT, any heparin products must be avoided in the future, as mentioned earlier. If any medication is known to cause low platelet count in an individual, then its future use in that person may be discouraged.

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