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Hiv can cause high platelet count?

Hiv can cause high platelet count?

Platelet: Usually viral infection-like hiv- is associated with low platelet level. High platelet level can be caused by many different things including bleeding, iron deficiency, certain inflammation, primary bone marrow problem- like myeloproliferative neoplasme, malignancy etc. So, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked further. Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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How does HIV/AIDS cause petechiae? Is it due to low platelet count or some other mechanism? I have normal platelets but worried HIV could be the cause

How does HIV/AIDS cause petechiae? Is it due to low platelet count or some other mechanism? I have normal platelets but worried HIV could be the cause

Here's what to do: Get yourself one of these modern tests for HIV that's sensitive after the first month. You're not going to have any peace otherwise. Then live and love safetly. HIV may cause thrombocytopenia but seldom petechiae until you're very sick. Little vessels can rupture from exercising, rough-housing, or popular practices involving negative intraoral pressure. Conjunctival petechiae -- think endocarditis Read more

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If my red & white blood cells and platelet count from a recent lab test for anemia are normal and within range, can I safely say I do not have HIV?

If my red & white blood cells and platelet count from a recent lab test for anemia are normal and within range, can I safely say I do not have HIV?

Not from that test: Most people with HIV have normal blood counts; your recent test says nothing about whether you have HIV. You need an HIV test if possibly at risk or otherwise concerned. Read more

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Is a platelet count of 451 too high?

Is a platelet count of 451 too high?

Higher than normal: Your count is higher than normal. Iron deficiency often is associated with high platelet counts. What are the results of rest of blood count test? Read more

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Is a platelet count of 430 too high?

Is a platelet count of 430 too high?

Not too high: But high, if you mean 430 k, upper limit for normal is up to 400 k in some labs, goes up and down for multitude of reasons, this is fine don't worry Read more

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What causes a decreased platelet count?

What causes a decreased platelet count?

Several categories: 1. A false count due to platelet clumping
2. Destruction of platelets
3. Your body not making enough platelets

#1 can be ruled out by having someone look at your blood smear. #2 can be caused by your immune system, medications, or an enlarged spleen. #3 can be from a problem with your bone marrow (leukemia, lymphoma, fibrosis), a nutritional deficiency, drug, or toxin. Lots of causes! See a doc Read more

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Platelet count is 450. Should I be worried?

Not necessarily: If elevated persistently on repeat testing, then it should be checked out. Elevated platelets happen for several reasons. They are an acute phase reactant so if you are sick or recently had surgery, they can be high. Essential or primary thrombocytosis is a bone marrow disorder that causes you to make too many platelets. Hope this helps. Read more

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I have a platelet count of 544 is this normal?

I have a platelet count of 544 is this normal?

Most labs no.: It is a bit elevated. Stimulants to platelet growth are chronic inflammation/infection and just blood growth hormones (polycythemia vera, which is less common than the other causes mentioned). Mild diseases like viral infections are not a common cause and mostly there is an underlying disease that needs some attention. Read more

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My platelet count was 459. Should I be worried?

Watch it: If you're iron deficient, get treated. Otherwise, simply keep an eye on the platelets. If they go higher, your physician may want to work you up -- or a simple test for JAK2 mutation might be ordered now at his/ her discretion if you're worried. Read more

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Any ideas why is it that I have a high platelet count?

General idea: I need more info to help you with your question. In general, high platelet count can be a reactive process, such as to infection, inflammation, or even iron def, smoking, etc. Occasionally, bone marrow disorder may be the cause for persistent elevation of platelet count as well such as essential thrombocythemia. Read more

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Platelet count in 2009 was 233, in 2011 was 176 and in 2013 is 158. Mono % is 12.5 and ab mono is.

Variation in: Platelet count within the normal range of about 140-400 is not exciting. You do have some extra monos running around, but hard to comment on that as an isolated finding. Was that also present back to 2009? Read more

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Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

500000, right?: This is higher than most folks, but "normal" here is a curious idea -- lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall a little bit outside on either end. If you're iron-deficient, that would be the obvious explanation, even if you're not significantly anemic. If not it's something to follow, or your physician may want to do a gene test for essential thrombocythemia. Read more

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What causes a high blood platelet count?

What causes a high blood platelet count?

Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained production of platelets, the latter is most often due to chronic infections or inflammation (crohn's dz), anemia, cancer, a rxn to a medication, or following the surgical removal of the spleen. For more info check www. Thrombocytosis. Net. Read more

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Can having low platelet count make you tired?

Not per se: No unless there is another condition going on that has caused low platelets and may cause fatigue as well. Repeat CBC and see your doctor for discussions. You may need more testing. Read more

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What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

What is a way to raise a blood platelet count?

Depends on the cause: There are two main reasons why you may have thrombocytopenia (low platelet). You are either not manufacturing them effectively or they are being consumed somehow. The best way to boost the count is to see a qualified hematologist and get worked up.
If they are not being produced effectively, there is a good chance that other types of blood cells aren't being produced well either. Read more

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What could cause high platelet count in blood?

What could cause high platelet count in blood?

Thrombocytosis...: ...Is the clinical term for a platelet count > 450k. This is subclassified as primary (essential) vs. Secondary: the former is due to unexplained production of platelets, the latter is most often due to chronic infections or inflammation (crohn's dz), anemia, cancer, a rxn to a medication, or following the surgical removal of the spleen. For more info check www. Thrombocytosis. Net. Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Definition)

Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it ...Read more