The role of blood component removal in essential and reactive thrombocytosis.

@article{Greist2002TheRO,
  title={The role of blood component removal in essential and reactive thrombocytosis.},
  author={Anne Greist},
  journal={Therapeutic apheresis : official journal of the International Society for Apheresis and the Japanese Society for Apheresis},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={36-44}
}
  • Anne Greist
  • Published 2002 in
    Therapeutic apheresis : official journal of the…
An elevated platelet count is now a common finding in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients with the advent of automated complete blood cell counters. Clinicians may be called upon to make a distinction between a reactive process and a primary hematologic disorder as the cause of a thrombocytosis and to determine whether treatment is indicated. Essential thrombocythemia and other myeloproliferative disorders may present with marked increases in the platelet counts and may be associated with… CONTINUE READING

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