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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macrothrombocyte(măk″rō-thrŏm′bō-sīt) [″ + thrombos, clot, + kytos, cell]
A large platelet seen in some leukemias and rare disorders of platelets.
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