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What does a high platelet count mean?

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Dr. Kelty Baker answered

Specializes in Hematology

Thrombocytosis: A high platelet count can be seen in many different conditions, both benign and malignant: iron deficiency anemia, following splenectomy and other types of surgery, in association with cancer, and as a result of a group of bone marrow disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms. It is very important that a high platelet count be evaluated promptly by a hematologist.

Answered 10/4/2015

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