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what does an increased platelets count mean?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Context: The most common cause is iron deficiency, no one knows why. They may go up some after infection, trauma, childbirth or surgery. More worrisome and higher counts occur in diseases is as essential thrombocythemia, a blood disease that is fairly easy to manage in most cases.
Answered on Jul 27, 2018

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