Suggest treatment for pulmonary embolism

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Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Blood Disorders
Question: HI!! I am a nurse (35 yrs experience)--- My brother has ITP (he is 69) -- Has type 2 DM, otherwise healthy -- He has been diagnosed in the ER with a PE - - What med can be used to safely treat him? His platelets are 70,000 now and has no spleen -- Thank you, !!! Gladdi
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Carica papaya extracts and anticoagulants can be given

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Carica papaya extract (available in syrup or tablet form) can be given to him to increase his platelet levels. The main treatment for a pulmonary embolism constitutes of anticoagulant therapy. The exact choice of the agent would depend on the clinical scenario which his doctor would be able to discern.

Let me know if I could help further.

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