Secondary Thrombocytosis Clinical Presentation
- Author: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP more...
No unique symptoms are suggestive of secondary thrombocytosis (reactive thrombocytosis). Most patients are asymptomatic and are identified on routine blood counts. Patients may have symptoms that are referable to the primary condition that may have precipitated the thrombocytosis.
No distinguishing features of secondary thrombocytosis (reactive thrombocytosis) are found on physical examination. Physical findings reflect the underlying condition. In patients who have postsplenectomy thrombocytosis, evidence of a previous splenectomy should be eapparent on physical examination.
Etiologic conditions associated with secondary thrombocytosis (reactive thrombocytosis) include the following:
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