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could colitis cause high fibrinogen and clumped platelets?

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Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition, and as such, can increase platelet production and fibrinogen. However, seeing these elevations are not very specific to uc and can be present in any type of inflammation, including infection.
Answered on Jan 31, 2015
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