July 1, 2015
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Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) (cont.)

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Can thrombocytopenia be prevented?

In general, thrombocytopenia can be prevented if the cause is known and it is preventable. If a certain medication is found to induce low platelet count in an individual, then its future use needs to be avoided. Alcohol avoidance should be encouraged in people with known alcohol-induced thrombocytopenia. Current and future use of all heparin products must be avoided in people diagnosed with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

Medically reviewed by a Board Certified Family Practice Physician

REFERENCE:

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 1998.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/30/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/thrombocytopenia_low_platelet_count/article.htm

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