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Q. My mother is suffering from platelet disorder. What to do further?

Answered by
Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 04, 2016 and last reviewed on: Feb 19, 2020

Hi doctor,

My mother is suffering from platelet disorder from the last one month. She had nearly about 58 units of platelet transfusion, but still her platelet count is not up to the mark. What to do further?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:

  • Platelet count needs to be maintained around 200000, if there is no bleeding. As I am not sure about the platelet count and the cause of your mother, if this is maintained then it is adequate.
  • Multiple platelet transfusions can lead to antibody formation against platelets. In such situations, single donor platelets through apheresis and IV immunoglobulins will be beneficial.
  • The cause for low platelet count needs to be ascertained. Until any history or investigation details are available, it is very difficult for me to comment further.

Revert back with the detailed history to a hematologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist


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