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Small child, rashes on skin, low platelet and WBC count. Treatment options?

my grandson is 13mths old and after a rash appeared he was given a blood test which showed his platelets were low and after a second blood test they had improved from 40 to 100 however his white cells were low. they think he has ITP the doctors are asking for a third blood test within 3. weeks is this nomal? if so can the platelets improve within a week can they also decrease as fast?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Thank you for your query.

Both platelets and white blood cell count can change very rapidly and hence have to be monitored. I believe you are meaning that the platelets have increased from 40,000/cu mm to 1,00,000/cu mm. This count is very good and does not indicate ITP. Nevertheless it is better to repeat it after 3 weeks as suggested by the doctor.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your grandson all the best.


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