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|+||Thrombocytosis is a [[blood]] disorder in which the body produces a surplus of platelets (thrombocytes).|
|+||Thrombocytosis is an abnormally increased number of [[platelets]] in the blood. Platelets are [[blood cells]] that stick together, helping blood to clot. Thrombocytosis is a condition that may have many causes.|
|+||Throbocytosis is classified as one of two types. Secondary thrombocytosis can be traced to another cause, such as [[inflammation]], severe bleeding, iron deficiency, or some [[cancer]]s. Primary thrombocytosis (or essential thrombocythemia) is a single [[disease]] entity, with unique clinical characteristics.|