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Platelet Count of Zero: A Curious Case of Thrombocytopenia

Top left: High-power (oil immersion lens ×1000) peripheral smear showing atypical lymphocytes and no platelets. Top right: Low-power (×200) peripheral smear showing no platelets. Bottom: Computed tomography of the abdomen without contrast showing absence of splenomegaly or other abnormalities.

Top left: High-power (oil immersion lens ×1000) peripheral smear showing atypical lymphocytes and no platelets. Top right: Low-power (×200) peripheral smear showing no platelets. Bottom: Computed tomography of the abdomen without contrast showing absence of splenomegaly or other abnormalities.

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-Patrick Twohig, MD, MPH, Jaclyn Rivington, MD

This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

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