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A 40-year-old member asked:

What does myeloproliferative disorder with essential thrombocythemia mean?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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21 years experience
Too many platelets: The myeloproliferative neoplasms (mpns) involve terminal myeloid cell expansion in the peripheral blood, resulting in various combinations of erythrocytosis (rbc's), leukocytosis (wbc's), thrombocytosis (platelets), bone marrow hypercellularity/fibrosis, and splenomegaly (enlarged spleen). Essential thrombocythemia is a diagnosis of exclusion, made when other forms of mpn are ruled out.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is a myeloproliferative disorder that includes essential thrombocythemia?

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Too many platelets: Myeloproliferative disorders are a set of marrow malignancies characterized by excessive production of certain types of blood cells. Essential thrombocytopenia is one of them, in which marrow makes too many platelets. There are well-tolerated oral agents which help. Other myelodysplastic syndromes are polycythemia vera and chronic myelogenous leukemia.
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