Essential Thrombocytosis

Interferon for Myeloproliferative disorders – pro

The myeloproliferative disorders consist of polycythemia vera, chronic myelogenous leukemia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, and essential thrombocythemia. All these disorders are thought to result from a hematopoietic stem cell lesion. Interferon alfa is effective in suppressing bone marrow function in chronic myeloproliferative disorders, but this treatment requires multiple weekly injections. Pegylated interferon, on the other hand, can be given

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