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Residual Platelet Distribution Width in Thrombocytosis

Description:

When the platelet count shows a moderate increase, it may be difficult to distinguish between reactive (secondary) and autonomous (primary) thrombocytosis. In many cases the platelet count, mean platelet volume and platelet distribution width do not allow distinction between these groups. Analysis of the platelet distribution width can be useful in the differential diagnosis of thrombocytosis.

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