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High platelet count infection

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
Thrombocytosis: While platelets do "react" to certain things and increase in number, infection is not usually one of these stimuli. However, if the degree of elevatio... Read More

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
PLTS and kidney CA: Not usually. Sounds unrelated.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rose Gazin
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: Hello, a blood count cannot be interpreted in isolation and without the other numbers of this test. It's very important to know the clinical picture (... Read More
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Slightly elevated: Parameter Male Female Haemoglobin g/L 135 - 180 115 - 160 WBC x109/L 4.00 - 11.00 4.00 - 11.00 ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Elevated platelets: Platelets are one of the acute phase reactants and can be elevated for a number of reasons, such as infection Transient elevations are usually not ca... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Mildly elevated : Both platelets and WBC are mildly elevated as seen in infectious and non infectious inflammatory states.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: During an infection, platelet counts may increase. If the count is extremely high a CBC, differential can determine if other cell lines are affected.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Check again: Often blood cell abnormalities come and go for a variety of reasons. I would recommend you see your pediatrician or family doctor and have your chil... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unrelated: An ear infection is a focal, single site infection although the region (head/neck) is a participant. Your platelets are made in your bone marrow dista... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Nobody can diagnose or treat you except your physician, but what you describe is both all-too-common and poses an immediate threat to health and life.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
UTI/WBC: Your white blood cell count could be elevate with a UTI if the infection has started to go systemic. The white blood cell count is an indication that ... Read More

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