Nancy Vander Velde

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Essential thrombocythemia

Essential Thrombocythemia I. What every physician needs to know. Essential Thrombocythemia is also known as Essential Thrombocytosis or ET. ET is considered one of the myeloproliferative disorders and is characterized by persistently elevated platelet counts, usually >600. II. Diagnostic Confirmation: Are you sure your patient has Essential Thrombocythemia? World Health Organization Diagnostic Criteria: Platelets >450K…


Lymphadenopathy I. Problem/Condition. See Figure 1. Figure 1. Clinical distribution. Lymphadenopathy may be localized or generalized, but with some overlap. Either category may be benign or malignant. Malignant adenopathy may be primary or metastatic. Clinical factors indicating a benign pathology include size <1 cm, absence of matting, age <40, soft consistency, involved sites other than…

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