The cause for the low platelet count has to be identified; whether it is due to less production at the bone marrow or high breakdown or due to platelets being trapped in the spleen. The treatment will depend on the cause. Common causes of low platlet are Vit B12 and folic acid deficiency, leukemias, lymphomas, decreased production of thrombopoietin by liver, Dengue fever, HIV, hemolytic anemias, etc. Do discuss this with your doctor. Take care!
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Thanks for your reply..All tests have been done andcthey said its ITP... Now i have to have a bone barrow aspiration! Im confused as surely if it was as serious as leukemia they would have already realised this (ive had liw platelets for years)