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High Platelet Count Blood Causes


Many studies have shown that some people are likely to have higher platelet counts in blood than others. This is associated with a gene mutation in the JAK2 or Janus kinase 2 gene, which plays an important role in the production of protein needed for the division and grown of cells. Therefore, if this gene is passed down from parents to their sons or daughters, the risks of developing this condition can be high. This will result in abnormal clotting and many other health issues. [2]