What causes secondary thrombocytosis?

Updated: Dec 24, 2018
  • Author: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Etiologic conditions associated with secondary thrombocytosis (reactive thrombocytosis) include the following:

  • Infection and inflammatory disorders

  • Postsplenectomy or hyposplenism

  • Malignancy

  • Trauma

  • Chronic inflammatory conditions

  • Hemorrhage, blood loss, or both

  • Iron-deficiency anemia

  • Rebound thrombocytosis

  • Asplenia (anatomic or functional) [14]

  • Electric shock [15]

  • Idiopathic

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