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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes enlarged spleen and low platelet,rbc and wbc counts?

Hi, I have had a problem for several years with low platelets, red,and white counts, non responsive to steroid treatment, imuran, and retuxan. recently a ct scan shows my spleen 4 times the size it should be. is a splendectomy the next and only step.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
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Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query in details .

* There is underlying hemotological issue lowering the bone marrow
function which has to be evaluated with series of other investigations as
bone marrow biopsy and else before deciding for the spleen removal .

* Needs consultation with expert hematologist for further management .

series of investigations
Hope this will help to clear your doubt .
Wishing you fine recovery .

Always welcome for any further assistance anytime .
Regards .
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