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Current Medical Imaging


ISSN (Print): 1573-4056
ISSN (Online): 1875-6603

Letter to the Editor

Pseudothrombocytosis in Case of Betathalassaemia Intermedia Masquerading as Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

Author(s): Abhishek H.L. Purohit*, Sushma Bharti, Deepak Kumar, Gopal Krishana Bohra and Satyendra Khichar

Volume 17 , Issue 10 , 2021

Published on: 10 March, 2021

Page: [1177 - 1178] Pages: 2

DOI: 10.2174/1573405617666210311112717


Finding spurious thrombocytopenia is a common occurrence in clinical practice, whereas pseudothrombocytosis is a very uncommon event. Despite several technical advancements in automated haematology analysers, a careful peripheral smear examination remains standard examination in cases of discrepancy of platelet counts. We are presenting a case of betathalassaemia intermedia who had pseudothrombocytosis, which was falsely labelled as myeloproliferative neoplasm before the patient visited our haematology clinic.

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