Can b12 deficiency cause high platelets?
An elevated platelet count can be temporary resulting from things such as excessive alcohol use, vitamin B12 deficiency, acute infection, or strenuous activity.
Are raised platelets serious?
Often, a high platelet count doesn’t cause signs or symptoms. Rarely, serious or life-threatening symptoms can develop, such as blood clots and bleeding. These symptoms are more likely to occur in people who have primary thrombocythemia.
Can bacterial infection cause high platelet count?
Any inflammatory process such as bacterial infection, neoplasia, sepsis, multiple trauma, burns, or pancreatitis that elevates serum IL levels (especially IL-6), may increase the circulating platelet count (2,3).
Should I worry about a slightly elevated platelet count?
Mild to moderately elevated platelet counts are commonly seen when chronic inflammation is present. In other cases a high platelet count can signal a more serious blood problem known as a myeloproliferative disorder (abnormal growth of blood cell elements within the bone marrow).
What kind of infections cause thrombocytosis?
Essential thrombocythemia (ET) was the most common cause of primary thrombocytosis. Among secondary, non-infectious etiologies, tissue damage was the most common, followed by malignancy and iron-deficiency anemia. The most common infectious causes of thrombocytosis were soft-tissue, pulmonary and GI infections.