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What is called High Platelet Count ?

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Asked by jafar, 05 Mar '13 09:37 pm
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Thrombocytosis is a condition in which there is an excessive number of platelets in the blood. Platelets are blood cells in plasma that stop bleeding by sticking together to form a clot. Too many platelets can lead to certain conditions, including stroke, heart attack, or a clot in the blood vessels.

There are two types of thrombocytosis: primary and secondary . Primary thrombocytosis, also known as essential thrombocythemia, is a disease in which abnormal cells in the bone marrow cause an increase in platelets. The cause is unknown.

Secondary thrombocytosis is caused by another condition the patient may be suffering from, such as:

Anemia due to iron deficiency
Cancer
Inflammation or infection
Surgery
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 05 Mar '13 10:30 pm

 
  
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First of all, a high platelet count is known as thrombocytosis.
It can be caused by many different reasons such as an infection, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and other conditions like chronic myelogenous leukemia, Hyposplenism, Hemorrhage and/or iron deficiency.

Your platelet count is just out of the normal range of one point five laksh to four point five lakhs and it's important to note that deviation does not necessary imply any form of disease, but I would recommend getting this checked with your doctor.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 05 Mar '13 09:45 pm

 
  
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WBC is more in number.
Answered by Flying Saucer, 14 Mar '13 09:51 pm

 
  
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In this condition, faulty stem cells in the bone marrow make too many platelets. What causes this to happen usually isn't known. When this process occurs without other blood cell disorders, it's called essential thrombocythemia.

A rare form of thrombocythemia is inherited. ("Inherited" means the condition is passed from parents to children through the genes.) In some cases, a genetic mutation may cause the condition.

In addition to the bone marrow making too many platelets in primary thrombocythemia, the platelets are abnormal. They may form blood clots or, surprisingly, cause bleeding when they don't work well.

Bleeding also can occur because of a condition that develops called von Willebrand disease. This condition affects the blood clotting process.

After many years, scarring of the bone marrow can occur.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 06 Mar '13 02:36 pm

 
  
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High platelet count is known as thrombocytosis
Answered by iqbal seth, 06 Mar '13 01:39 pm

 
  
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It could lead to clogging in blood vessels and cardiac disease. It could be even hereditary.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 05 Mar '13 09:54 pm

 
  
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Blood platelets are specialized blood cells that facilitate the coagulation of blood.....if these are present in abnormally high numbers, it could have an adverse impact on the overall health of the affected individual
Answered by Annes, 05 Mar '13 09:45 pm

 
  
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Platelets are cells that are produced by bone marrow and released into the bloodstream.

A normal platelet count for most humans is 150,000 to 450,000 per microliter of blood, and having a higher than average count can be indicative of serious health problems. A high platelet count can be caused by cancer, infections, anemia, and inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. A high platelet count can lead to excessive, dangerous blood clotting if left untreated
Answered by Avtar Khalsa, 05 Mar '13 09:42 pm

 
  
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When the platelet of blood cells is high
Answered by nicole nik, 05 Mar '13 09:41 pm

 
  
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It determines the presence of WBC counts in blood....!
Answered by Dil Se, 05 Mar '13 09:38 pm

 
  
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