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A 17-year-old male asked:

Father diagnosed with essential thrombocytosis. doc thinks i may have polycythemia vera. are these genetic since both are myloprolofitive disorders?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Both are : Myelproliferative disorders so you would label it one or the other. Pcrv can have a high platelet count. You would say et if it seems to be a platelet only phenomenon. Disorders are related and acquired, rather than genetic in the inherited sense.

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Last updated Jan 8, 2013

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