Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) (cont.)
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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 Joseph Palermo, D.O.;American Osteopathic Board Certified Internal Medicine
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/2/2015
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