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  • Question: can low platelets (ITP) be associated to brain tumors? I have chronic ITP with a diagnoses of Multiple Myeloma. It is not cclear if the ITP is connected to the myeloma. Nothing (treatments) has affected the loww platelets and all my doctors are stumped as to why nothing brings the platelets up above the 30 to 40 ranges. I have had so many different treatments for the ITP but nothing works. I am undergoing Velcade and Dexamethozone treatments once a week as of three weeks ago and will continue up to four months of such. So far the platelets have dropped to 16 and gone up to 46. The platelets have bounced up and down and have not stayed at above the 40 mark. Three days ago they were 46 and today 23. I have the treatment on Fridays. I saw something on brain tumors and low platelets and would like to know if this could be something to check into. Thank you
  • Answer:12/23/2009
    To my knowledge the two are unrelated.

    Did you ask your doctors if the platelets are just not being produced or are being eaten up too quickly. Therapies for each are different.
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