Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) (cont.)
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The treatment for thrombocytopenia depends largely on its severity and the underlying cause.
For the most part, patients with thrombocytopenia do not require regular platelet transfusion. If any surgery or other invasive procedure is planned in a patient with a platelet count less than 50,000, then transfusion may be necessary to keep the platelet count greater than 50,000.
Other general recommendations for platelet transfusion are active bleeding in patients with platelet counts less than 20,000 to 50,000 (depending on the clinical picture) and patients with platelet counts less than 10,000 with or without active bleeding.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/29/2014
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