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This is Dr. David
the problem which is causing his blood counts is in his bone marrow
what he needs is to see a hematologist and get a bone marrow biopsy.
regular blood work will not tell what is causing his platelets to be so low.
he could have a myleodysplastic syndrome or a type of leukemia.
there are many types of leukemia.
but the way to make the diagnosis is with a bone marrow biopsy.
and sending a sample of his bone marrow to a hospital laboratory for testing by a pathologist.
if there is a hospital in Saint Lucia, there should be a pathologist there
any surgeon or doctor can perform a bone marrow biopsy for him.
has he gone to tapion hospital?
yes, there are treatments for those conditions.
but he needs a bone marrow biopsy to find out what his blood condition is
have him ask his doctors for a bone marrow biospy
good luck to you and him
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