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Main Causes of Low Platelets

Viral Diseases

The platelet count would also be reduced by some viral diseases, such as chicken pox, German measles, hepatitis C, HIV, as well as mumps. This is because these viruses might penetrate your bone marrow and attack these areas, which affects the production of blood cells. The best way to prevent this risk is to get vaccinated. This is especially important for babies and children. Make sure to consult your doctor or pediatrician carefully about vaccinating your kids. [2]