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    rossybv is offline Newbie 510 points
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    iron deficiency anaemia

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    i would like to ask why is increased platelet count a common accompanying feature in iron deficiency anaemia. thx

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    It may be related to platelet stimulation in a manner analogous to the EPO increase seen in many of the anemic states.
    -Potter

    Hurry up, Potter. you have millon of things to do.

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    heres a wild stretch of imagination lol..

    anemia causes low viscosity blood = high stroke volume = HTN ??
    HTN over time = damage to endothelial cells of vessel walls
    increased damage to vessels could increase the demand for angiogenesis
    in angiogenesis endothelial cells secrete PDGF for clotting so perhaps platelet count is increased in that matter???

    sorry if i sound ridiculous

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