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Causes of thrombocytosis patients high counts?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Primary or secondary: Elevated platelets (thrombocytosis) can be primary (driven by a bone marrow disorder) or secondary (eg, reactive). Reactive/secondary is the most common, with some frequent associated conditions including iron deficiency anemia, reactive (eg, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, post surgical). Thrombocytosis that goes away is likely reactive. Primary can be evaluated for by labs & bone marrow biopsy.

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