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What does a high platelet count mean?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kelty Baker
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