Essential thrombocythemia

A rare chronic blood disease that is slow to develop.   It is characterised by increased platelet production and is associated with greater risk of thrombosis (clotting) and bleeding. Patients with essential thrombocythemia are usually asymptomatic and it is detected during routine blood tests. There is currently no cure for this condition and treatment is targeted at preventing complications.  It is included within the group of chronic myeloproliferative disorders, which are a type of blood cancer that is slow to develop. Its cause is not known, although there are mutations known to be associated with the condition in 80% of cases. It is not hereditary, but some families may have several members affected by it.

Trombocitèmia essencial a Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 31.01.2022, 13:24
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