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My 3 month old has had cold like symptoms for 2 weeks now. She has no fever, white blood count is normal but platelet count is high. What's this mean?

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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Not much: Platelets are an inflammatory marker, so they typically go up with most infection or inflammation, such as a cold. If they're very high, your pediatrician may follow them, but we would generally expect them to go up with an illness like you're describing. Hope she feels better!
Answered on Sep 17, 2014
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