Thrombocytosis in Children with Hemophilus Influenzae Meningitis

Gregory A. Thomas, Richard T. O'brien

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Abstract

A retrospective study of thrombocytosis in children with Hemophilus influenzae meningitis was performed. Forty-five percent of patients had a platelet count greater than 500 X 109/l during hospitalization. The mean platelet count was 284 X 109/l on admission, and gradually increased to 648 X 109/l on day 11 of hospitalization. These results document that thrombocytosis is common among children with H. influenzae meningitis and suggest that it is probably a recovery phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-611
Number of pages2
JournalClinical pediatrics
Volume25
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1986

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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