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Essential thrombocythemia


Other Names for this Disease
  • Primary thrombocythemia
  • Hemorrhagic thrombocythemia
  • Essential thrombocytosis
  • Idiopathic thrombocythemia
  • ET
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What was the oldest that live with the disorder?

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What was the oldest that a person with essential thrombocythemia has lived?

Because this type of information is not tracked and because some people with essential thrombocythemia do not present with symptoms and are therefore not diagnosed, it is unknown the age of the oldest person with essential thrombocythemia. Essential thrombocythemia usually affects people in middle age. It can also be seen in younger patients, especially females under age 40.[1]
Last updated: 12/30/2015

References
Other Names for this Disease
  • Primary thrombocythemia
  • Hemorrhagic thrombocythemia
  • Essential thrombocytosis
  • Idiopathic thrombocythemia
  • ET
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.