Prevalence of thrombocytopenia and thrombocytosis upon acute hospital admission to internal medicine units. A cross-sectional study in Denmark

Published: 31 August 2018
Author(s): Guillaume Moulis, Christian Fynbo Christiansen, Bianka Darvalics, Mette Nørgaard
Issue: August 2018
Section: Letter to the Editor

Platelets are involved in primary hemostasis by initiating clot formation. However, they have pleiotropic effects [1]. Due to these multiple effects and the frequency of stress and inflammation in acutely hospitalized patients, thrombocytopenia and thrombocytosis may be of concern in this setting.