Images in Clinical Medicine: Pseudothrombocytosis


An 80-year-old woman admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with severe burns was noted to have an elevated platelet count.

Konstantinos Liapis (M.D., Ph.D., Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece) and Stavros Papadakis, M.D. (General University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece) tell us the story and provide a picture of peripheral blood that is worth a thousand words.

Read the whole case on N Engl J Med 2023; 388:746