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What is the importance of white blood cell and platelet counts in PV?

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It’s important to consider that patients with PV can have an elevated white count and platelet count, as well as having an elevated hematocrit. We know that the elevated white count can play an important role in the risk of thrombosis. Several papers to date have demonstrated an association between the risk of thrombosis and an elevated white count.

The relationship between the platelet count and thrombosis has not been well established to this point.

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Raajit K Rampal, MD, PhD Hematologic Oncologist Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | New York, NY
Dr Rampal is a hematology-oncology physician specializing in the treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) and leukemia. As an active researcher, Dr Rampal is working to understand the genetic events that contribute to the development and progression of MPNs/leukemia and is focused on the development of new and innovative approaches to the treatment of these diseases.