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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Low Blood Platelets

04/09/2010

Question:

How long does it take for someone to recover from low blood platelets? All that I have read about it is that it is an ongoing disease. A relative contracted it from a virus according to her primary doctor. She has no other outlying medical condition.

Answer:

This sounds like immune thrombocytopenia which may resolve with treatment in adults over several months.   It also can be chronic and recurring.

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Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University