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Elevated Platelets In Children
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High platles for children. My son is 3 and hald years old and he had fever and flue and i made blood tests and PLT were 680?
Thrombocytosis: The most common cause of an elevated platelet count is iron deficiency anemia. Some people are born with thrombocytosis. Other causes include chronic infection or inflammation, metastatic cancer, and essential thrombocythemia, a bone marrow disorder which causes excessive production of platelets. For the correct diagnosis, you will need to see a hematologist. ...Read more
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there may be more than one thing, you may be iron deficient which is often associated with high platelet count. You also may have inflammation indicated by high CRP. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
I have slightly elevated platelets. I read 35pc of people with elevated platelets also have cancer. Is this true? Should i be concerned?
High platelets: That is not true. You will need proper workup to find out the cause of thrombosytosis. Causes are either primary or secondary (also known as reactive). Iron deficiency is a common cause and jak-2 mutation driven condition et is also a common cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: This could simply be a result of mild dehydration with hemoconcentration, or it could indicate the presence of what may be called an "active bone marrow". The cause for this must be determined in combination with a detailed history, physical exam and assessment by a knowledgeable and thoughtful doctor. Good luck, hope you stay well. ...Read more
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