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One more question- anyone had elevated platelets on a CBC? Mine has always been normal, but almost doubled this last time and was the only test out of the normal range. When I googled elevated platelets, an article correlating it with Celiac was the first thing to come up.

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One more question- anyone had elevated platelets on a CBC? Mine has always been normal, but almost doubled this last time and was the only test out of the normal range. When I googled elevated platelets, an article correlating it with Celiac was the first thing to come up.

At the same time that I was being tested for Celiac, my platelet level was 617 (normal range is 140-415), and was extremely anemic. Because of malabsorbtion, I was not retaining Vitamin K, which aids in clotting. I ended up in the hospital getting 6 units of blood and a couple of units of plasma because I had a nose bleed that would not stop. The hematologist was baffled. He said that if I accidently (or on purpose) ate rat poison this could happen.

The Hematologist and the Gastroenterolgist consulted and said "I guess that this could be related to Celiac, but I dont know...)

I later was "surfing the web" and found an article in the Isreali Journal of Medicine about a case that presented almost the same way as mine. The patient was having abnormal laboratory results, and the doctor diagnosed him with Celiac. I sent the article to my hematologist and he actually called to thank me.

Cindy

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