Tag Archives: reactive thrombocytosis

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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Case 13 – update 3

(To jump to the start of this case scroll down, click on the link to the right of here or click here: https://teamhaem.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/case-13-the-start/) Most of the team have decided that this is a reactive thrombocytosis.  The film shows left shift neutrophils … Continue reading

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