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Primary thrombocythaemia following splenectomy
  1. J. R. O'Donnell,
  2. P. A. M. Bailey,
  3. J. G. Erskine,
  4. J. F. Davidson


    A 20-year-old male who required splenectomy following abdominal trauma was subsequently shown to have primary thrombocythaemia. This report illustrates the diagnostic problems associated with a refractory post-splenectomy thrombocytosis, and the therapeutic difficulties in the management of primary thrombocythaemia are discussed.

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