A 52-year-old female asked:
I have (et) how high can platelets get before you recommend meds like hydrea (hydroxyurea)?
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Hematology 28 years experience
ET: When deciding whether to recommend hydrea, (hydroxyurea) the md takes into account patient's age, underlying cardiovascular risk factors, ; prior history of blood clots. The number of platelets is irrelevant if a patient is otherwise healthy. I have plenty of patients with platelet counts around 1 million. Look for an article from blood journal called "how i treat essential thrombocythemia" for a good summary.
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Last updated Feb 5, 2014
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