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Question: Fever and Platelet Elevation

 bluebudgee - Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:56 am

Is there thrombocytopenia in feve?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:09 am

User avatar Hi bluebudgee,
Thrombocytosis/Thrombocythemia is an increase in the number of platelets. Thrombocytopenia is a decreased number of platelets. Changes in platelet levels whether increased or decreased, to my knowledge, are not caused by a fever itself but caused by other etiologies. I hope this helps.
Theresa Jones, RN

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