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Clinico-Hematological Profile and Risk Stratification in Patients with Essential Thrombocythemia: Experience from Pakistan
- Sultan, Sadia (Department of Hematology and Blood Bank, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College) ;
- Irfan, Syed Mohammed (Department of Hematology and Blood Bank, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College) ;
- Tanveer, Quratulain (Department of Medicine, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College) ;
- Ali, Navaira (Department of Oncology, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College)
- Published : 2015.12.03
Background: Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is a Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by sustained thrombocytosis and megakaryocytic hyperplasia. It is an uncommon hematological malignancy which primarily affects elderly individuals. The rational of this study was to determine its clinico-hematological profile along with risk stratification in Pakistan patients. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective cross sectional study, 21 patients with ET were enrolled from January 2011 to December 2014. Data was analyzed with SPSS version 21. Results: The mean age was
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