Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Low Blood Platelets



How long does it take for someone to recover from low blood platelets? All that I have read about it is that it is an ongoing disease. A relative contracted it from a virus according to her primary doctor. She has no other outlying medical condition.


This sounds like immune thrombocytopenia which may resolve with treatment in adults over several months.   It also can be chronic and recurring.

For more information:

Go to the Bleeding and Clotting Disorders health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University