Elevated platelet levels or thrombocytosis is caused by a disorder of the bone marrow, known as primary thrombocythemia. It occurs in middle age, and affects women more than men, reveals Mayo Clinic. More »

High platelets are classified as either primary thrombocythemia, which can be inherited but does not have another known cause, and secondary thrombocytosis, which can be a symptom of another condition such as anemia, blo... More »

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Causes of a high platelet count include cancer, recent spleen removal and anemia caused by premature destruction of the red blood cells, notes MedlinePlus. A normal platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 400,000 platelets... More »

High platelets are classified as either primary thrombocythemia, which can be inherited but does not have another known cause, and secondary thrombocytosis, which can be a symptom of another condition such as anemia, blo... More »

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Doctors treat an elevated platelet count, called thrombocytosis, by targeting its root cause. Thrombocytosis can result from a blood or bone marrow disease, which can overproduce and elevate the amount of platelets in th... More »

To increase platelet levels, one or more of the following may be used as treatment: prescribed corticosteroids, intravenous medications, immunosuppressive drugs or surgery, according to WebMD. Those diagnosed with a mild... More »

Having too many platelets in the blood is a sign of either thrombocytosis or thrombocythemia. Thrombocytosis is a response to an infection or a disease in the bone marrow or blood, while thrombocythemia is more likely to... More »