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What is the essential thrombocythemia?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: ET

It is a condition under myeloproliferative neoplasme umbrella where- for unclear reason- bone marrow produce too much platelet that can go beyond a million.
They are sticky and abnormal platelets that can cause blood clots or bleeding. Myeloproliferative neoplasm can transform into acute leukemia. The risk of et to develop acute leukemia is about 5%. Discuss further with your hematologist.

In brief: ET

It is a condition under myeloproliferative neoplasme umbrella where- for unclear reason- bone marrow produce too much platelet that can go beyond a million.
They are sticky and abnormal platelets that can cause blood clots or bleeding. Myeloproliferative neoplasm can transform into acute leukemia. The risk of et to develop acute leukemia is about 5%. Discuss further with your hematologist.
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