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Case 66 – summary

Thanks for all who have been involved in this week’s case.  We reviewed the causes of thrombocytosis in general and also applicable to pregnancy. Causes of thrombocytosis are usually reactive or secondary to another cause: Blood loss Infection/inflammation Malignancy Thrombopoietin … Continue reading

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Case 66 – update 3

Our patient is diagnosed with essential thrombocythaemia/thrombocytosis (JAK2 V617F positive) and is started on aspirin 75mg od.   At 28 weeks she has a painful swollen left leg. It is hot and tender. An ultrasound confirms a deep vein thrombosis. … Continue reading

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Case 66 – update 2

All reactive causes of thrombocytosis have been ruled out and our pregnant patient has a persistently elevated platelet count of 500×10*9/L. There is no history of VTE or miscarriage. There are no systemic symptoms such as weight loss, rash or … Continue reading

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Case 13 – summary

This week’s case overs some of the issues regarding thrombocytosis.  Thrombocytosis means an elevated platelet count – usually over 450×10*9/L.  More often than not the patient is asymptomatic and it is found on a full blood count. Causes are divided … Continue reading

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Case 13 – update 4

You are concerned the patient has a primary haematological disorder due to persistence of thrombocytosis, with reactive causes being ruled out. Further appropriate investigations include: Careful study of the FBC, particularly white cell differential for basophils, monocytes and eosinophils and … Continue reading

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