Could anyone out there recommend a good source or sources for learning about PLT? I have been living with very low PLT for a year now. I seem to be OK, but since I have been attacked by extremely vicious mosquitoes this summer, I have noticed much petichiae around my golfball-sized bites. Of course, it comes from scratching (I am in misery----and use bug spray!). I didn't notice this extra bleeding when I was their nourishment last summer. And all I need is the West Nile Virus... Lucky once wrote that all the mosquitoes that bit him now have CML. And hah, hah! Take that! And all that jazz. Too bad they don't live long enough to suffer the effects of the disease and TKIs. But on a positive note, they will die before the disease would ever get them (that's a bad joke, I don't believe any organism can get CML from ingesting CML blood).
I remember Hannibellemo mentioned a while back that she had a similar issue with bleeding. If I remember correctly, she mentioned that her PLT were not functioning properly. I have not been bruising (except when I wacked my arm the other night on the door frame--and sustained a little blue dot; the punishment did not seem to fit the crime, thus, I escaped with much less damage than I expected).