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Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) (cont.)

Outlook

The outlook for thrombocytopenia mainly depends on its cause and its severity. Only in very severe thrombocytopenia (platelet counts of less 10,000-20,000) there may a risk of spontaneous bleeding. Many cases of thrombocytopenia may be reversible (medication-induced, infectious), thus carrying a favorable prognosis. The function of platelets (clotting and prevention of bleeding) remains undisturbed in most cases, despite a low platelet count.

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/29/2014

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