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my sons cbc results on his 4th day show low platelet count

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my son's cbc results on his 4th day show low platelet count at 40, day before it was around 70 and day before that it was arount 100. he has been taking antibiotics for high risk of infaction that was shown on his first cbc test when he was 2 days old. he also had low blood sugar level on the first day at 27 and on billirubin at 14 on third day of his life. now doc said everything is back to normal except low platelet level wich is 40, and his is 5 days old. not sure what to take from this. help us Lord
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 4 years ago.

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It is difficult to be sure as to the cause of low platelets (thrombocytopenia) in a neonate

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The common causes for the same are infections,

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and auto-immunity related problems

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There are other rare causes like genetic conditions, maternal drugs related side-effects

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and some others,

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and only further testing and follow up would be able to find the exact cause,

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but the good news is that in an otherwise healthy infant, it is very likely that the platelet counts will recover over a period of days/ weeks

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and the baby is likely to remain normal, & healthy

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You can get a more general outline here

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All the best ... my prayers are with you and your son ...

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Let me know if you have any further questions

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