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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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    What causes fluctuation in the platelet count?

My mother is suffering from ITP. Its been 7 months now she is on medication but her platelets are fluctuating every month. Last month it was 1.3lac whereas this month 75000 only. She is following all the medicines and her diet includes healthy food excluding sweet, spices. But why that patelets is going up and down with no consistent rise?
Mon, 28 Jul 2014
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Hematologist 's  Response
hi, she is having chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura. its the disoder of immune system in which your body is producing antibodies against the platelets. so your platelets is destroyed by that antibodies and she have low level. and this variation is common in ITP. it depends on your immune response and intercurrent illness. so take steroid according to your doctors advice.and go for regular monitering of platelets.
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