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The term "thrombocythemia" is preferred when the reason for a high platelet coutnisn't known. The condition infrequently is called essential or crucial thrombocythemia. This condition happens if defective cells in the bone marrow make an excess of platelets. Bone marrow is the wipe like tissue inside the bones. It contains undifferentiated cells that form into red platelets, white platelets, and platelets. What causes the bone marrow to make an excess of platelets regularly isn't known.
Symptoms may include any of the following:
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