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Naseema Gangat, Alexandra P. Wolanskyj, Susan M. Schwager, Curtis A. Hanson and Ayalew Tefferi Leukocytosis at diagnosis and the risk of subsequent thrombosis in patients with low-risk essential thrombocythemia and polycythemia vera Cancer 115

Article first published online: 5 OCT 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.24664

In this large study of 407 patients with low-risk essential thrombocythemia or polycythemia vera, leukocytosis at the time of diagnosis was not found to predict subsequent thrombotic complications. Advanced age was found to be significantly associated with arterial thrombosis in patients with polycythemia vera and a higher hemoglobin level with venous thrombosis in patients with essential thrombocythemia.

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