Severe Thrombocytosis in Chronic Liver Disease Secondary to Iron Deficiency Anemia: A Case Report

Naresh Kumar, Pooja Anand, Sanjay Pandit


Thrombocytopenia is the commonest haematological abnormality seen in chronic liver disease. Thrombocytosis is of two types: Primary and secondary. In secondary form of thrombocytosis usually there is mild to moderate elevation of platelet count. Here, we present a case of 60 year old patient, a known case of chronic liver disease who presented with severe thrombocytosis secondary to iron deficiency
anaemia. Thrombocytosis normalized with treatment of iron deficiency anaemia with parenteral iron.


Severe thrombocytosis, Iron deficiency anaemia, Chronic liver disease

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