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Oct 16, 2000
To follow up with my partner who was resistant to going to the Dr. He finally went and the results came back that his PT was 6000, so we rushed him to the hospital and he was diagnosed with ITP. The Hem/Oc says that it is likely their is a correlation 50/50 change of this being triggered by HIV? Is this true? We are anxiously waiting test results. His other Blood work came back fine, no other anomalies.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi, Congratulations on getting your partner evaluated. A platelet count of 6000 is certainly not something you want to ignore. Yes, HIV can cause low platelets (thrombocytopenia), however there are a variety of other causes as well. The fact that his other blood work looks good so far is encouraging. Hopefully, your partner is responding to treatment and his platelets are rising. If his condition is caused by his HIV, often treating the HIV infection will help. There are a variety of other conditions that may also cause the platelet count to fall. I'm sure your Heme/Onc specialist will check these out for you. Good luck.
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