Some medications and antibiotics, including skin fungal treatments for ringworm, can reduce platelets too.
(RBC) (5.5 - 8.5 X 100,000/L)
This refers to the erythrocyte count
. The cause of abnormalities is the same as Packed Cell Volume and Hemoglobin levels. In the main, low readings point towards anemia and iron deficiency. Severely low readings suggest hemorrhage, bone-marrow disease, vitamin B12 deficiency, parasites, copper or folic acid deficiency.