People with cirrhosis start out with a lower platelet count than others with less liver damage. Usually less than 125,000 and
many times less then 100,000 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelets</span>
. Only people with cirrhosis or other platelet issues need to worry about platelets
dropping dangerously low. 20,000 or less. Interferon causes all treating persons platelets
to drop to some degree. Obviously the more platelets
you start with before treatment, the high
er the platelet count will stay.