Coagulation profile in Polycythemia Vera and Essential Thrombocythemia Patients in Medan Indonesia
Widjaja, Sry Suryani
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Polycythemia Vera (PV) and Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), are a group of conditions closely related to hematologic malignancies with main clinical features of overproduction of mature, functional blood cells and a long clinical course. The cardinal features of these disorders are an increased red-cell mass in PV, a high platelet count in ET, with the propensisty to hemorrhage, thrombosis and risk of leukemic transformation in the long term. Thrombosis remain the most important complication in Polycythemia Vera (PV) and Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) patients that significantly affect prognosis and Quality of Life.