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What causes platelet clmping

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
32 years experience Family Medicine
No one knows why: Itp, idiopathic thrombocytopenia is caused by production of antibodies against platelets. "idiopathic" means we have no idea why or what the cause is ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
How decreased?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Things like infection can cause increases in platelet count, but rarely to a level close to 1 million. The differential becomes blood/genetic disorde ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Things like infection can cause increases in platelet count, but rarely to a level close to 1 million. The differential becomes blood/genetic disorde ... Read More
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Platelets: Some disorders like may-hegglin anomaly, grey platelet syndrome, sebastian syndrome are classified as macrothrombocytooenias which means platelets are ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
This make no sense: Please send us your CBC results. There is nothing like a platelet to large cell ratio!!. Give us some more info as to why you had this test in the fir ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Huh?: I suspect you mean red blood cells as they are dependent upon adequate iron stores for production and are often low in menstruating and birthing femal ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Sometimes there is no definite cause and this is known as essential thrombocytosis. Causes including acute bleeding, allergic reactions, cancer, chron ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
High platelet count: There are many causes for a high platelet count. Many times it is reactive--in response to another medical issue like an infection or having no splee ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Thrombocytopenia: Is the fancy term for low platelet count. Like anemia and low WBC count, one must know the reason for the low platelet count to make a treatment plan ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Error,prodctn,distru: A random low platelet count is often the result of the nature of the test. Platelets are frail & may clump in the specimen before the test is run so a ... Read More
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