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Essential thrombocythemia


Other Names for this Disease
  • Essential thrombocytosis
  • ET
  • Hemorrhagic thrombocythemia
  • Idiopathic thrombocythemia
  • Primary thrombocythemia
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  • What are the chances of 2 people from the same family being diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia? Both my father and I have been diagnosed. I was under the impression it is not a genetic cancer. Click here for answer

  • Is the use of Adderall®, Wellbutrin®, Xanax®, Zoloft®, Ambien®, or Deplin® associated with essential thrombocythemia? Click here for answer

  • What causes essential thrombocythemia? How long do you live with it? What was the oldest that live with the disorder? Click here for answer

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