Investigations to know the cause of low platelets
Hello and welcome again,
Apologies for delay. The platelet count
of 65,ooo per cubic millimeter is low.
The cause for low platelets has to be found out.
Certain drugs can cause destruction of platelets and thus a low platelet count.
Is there history of any drug intake?
Viral infections also cause rapid destruction of platelets.
Is there any history of fever
or documented viral infection in the past?
A bone marrow examination
has also to be done to know the status of platelt pre-cursors.
This gives a clue about the cause of low platelets- whether decreased production or increased destruction.
Consult your hematologist
for further work up.
If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.
Dr Shailja P Wahal