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Taking Wysolone for low platelet count. Cause of disease?

I am Kamakshi from Chennai, India, I have been diagnoised on ITP a month back and my platlet count was below 8000 and been treated with Immunoblobin and platlet transfusion, bone marrow test found to be normal. I have been advised to take Wysolne 20 mg morning & Night, I kepr taking the same from the past 1 month and presently my count has increased to 0000. Hematoligst has advised me to reduce the dosage to 10 Mg Wysolene morning and night, kindly suggest me how to find the cause of disease and how to go ahead with mediaction in future.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Sep 2012
Hi, welcome to HCM , I am Dr Das
The disease you are suffering from is itp that means idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Fromthe name it is clear that the cause is unknown . In bone marrow normal picture indicates that there is megakaryocytic thrombocytopenic purpura. That means bone marrow produces platelet in normal amount but in peripheral blood platelet are destroyed. The cause is presence of antibodies against platelet.
The disease in maximum instances are self limiting. So continue the treatment as directed.
All will be ok.
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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