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Blood test reports indicate thrombocytopenia. What is the meaning and treatment?

My brother s blood test report says : Peripheral Smear Study (Microscopic) : RBCs : Normocytic and normochromic in appearance. Parasites : No malarial parasites or haemoparasites are seen. WBCs : Normal in number and distribution. Immature cells : No immature cells or atypical cells are seen. Platelets : Moderate thrombocytopenia seen. Impression : Thrombocytopenia - for clinical correaltion. . Could please explain what it is. Two years back he was seen by doctor for enlarged spleen , some liver condition and bleeding. I am concerned about him. Please advice.
Asked On : Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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Hi,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic,
Your brother is having Thrombocytopenia which means low platelet count the cells which are useful in blood clotting.

He should see a Physician and complete workup like Complete blood count with peripheral smear study, Liver function test,Kidney function test and Ultrasonography of abdomen to see liver and spleen.

In case he takes alcohol it could be cirrhosis of liver with portal hypertension and ascites.
There are other possibilities also hence it is better to consult Gastroenterologist/Physician as soon as possible and go for proper tests.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Good Luck.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D
Answered: Mon, 21 Oct 2013
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