DiffDx When > 20% of platelets are giant: idiopathic thromocytopaenic purpura (ITP), lymphoproliferative disorders, myeloproliferative disorders, reticulocytosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), systemic lupus (SLE), grey platelet syndrome, May-Hegglin anomaly, type 2B von Willebrand’s disease, thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura (TTP)
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giant plateletA platetet that is larger than usual, a finding typical of Bernard-Soulier syndrome–BSS; up to 10% of normal platelets are 'giant', ie 'squashed' and oversized; when > 20% of platelets are giant, other conditions must be considered in addition to BSS–eg, ITP, lympho- and myeloproliferative disorders, reticulocytosis, DIC, SLE, gray platelet syndrome, May-Hegglin anomaly, Montreal platelet syndrome, TTP
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