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Question: preemie with low platlets


 coolchick - Wed May 02, 2007 5:41 pm

Hi my sister has a male preemie (33 .5 weeks) that is having trouble keeping platlets. we have wiskott aldrige syndrome that runs in our family. We are wondering is it normal for a preemie to have trouble keeping platlets.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri May 04, 2007 1:21 am

User avatar Generally, platelet counts will be stable in premies as they are in full term babies. If the counts are continually dropping, one must be suspicious of something causing usage of the platelets such as some bleeding somewhere, of something destroying the platelets (such as an antibody), or of decreased production (less common).

Given the family history of Wiskott-Aldrich, this should be assessed for in this child as it commonly presents with low platelet counts in the newborn.

Best wishes.

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