May-Hegglin Anomaly Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 28, 2019
  • Author: Vikramjit S Kanwar, MBBS, MBA, MRCP(UK); Chief Editor: Hassan M Yaish, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

In addition to acute immune thrombocytic purpura, the differential diagnosis for thrombocytopenia associated with large platelets (elevated mean platelet volume) includes Bernard-Soulier syndrome, Montreal platelet syndrome, gray-platelet syndrome, and Alport syndrome.

The differential diagnosis for thrombocytopenia due to ineffective thrombopoiesis includes Bernard-Soulier syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, Greaves syndrome, thrombopoietin deficiency, and megaloblastic anemia.

The differential diagnosis for leukocytic inclusions, sometimes called Döhle bodies, includes septicemia, myeloproliferative disorders, and pregnancy.

Differential Diagnoses