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What is a “platelet millionaire”?
A case in which the patient won the lottery
A case in which one million platelets are being produced every second
A case in which the platelet count is > million x 10^9/L
A case in which the platelet count is > million/microliter
Yes! We now routinely talk about platelet counts as 10
/L. The millionaire refers to a time when the platelet count was expressed per microliter.
The original description of platelet millionaire:
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Guillain Barre syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome
Congestive heart failure
No link to thrombocytosis
Abbreviations, ET, essential thrombocythemia; PV, polycythemia vera; CML, chronic myelogenous leukemia; MDS/MPN-RS-T, myelodysplastic syndrome/myeloproliferative neoplasm with ring sideroblasts and thrombocytosis; TPO-R, thrombopoietin receptor.
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