Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Clotting Problem Treatment

Treatment for a platelet function disorder depends on the underlying cause. In those who are bleeding, treatment for a platelet function disorder may include vitamin K and fresh frozen plasma, which provide the body with substances that stimulate the platelets to form clots. Treatment for platelet function disorders may also include immunoglobulin therapy, platelet transfusion, and other medications.

Treatment for platelet function disorders may include:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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