Thrombocyteapheresis for the Treatment of Essential Thrombocythemia Presented as a Digital Ischaemia- A Case Report

  • Md Nazmul Hasan Assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Shekh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag Dhaka-1000
  • Sheikh Anisul Haque Phase-B resident, Transfusion Medicine Bangabandhu Shekh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka-1000
  • ABM Al Mamun Phase-B resident, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Bangabandhu Shekh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka-1000
  • Ashraful Hoque DBS&T student, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Bangabandhu Shekh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka-1000
  • Md Ashadul Islam Professor and Chairman, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Bangabandhu Shekh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka-1000
Keywords: rombocyteapheresis, Treatment of Essential rombocythemia, Digital Ischaemia

Abstract

Thrombotic manifestations of essential thrombocytosis (ET) may be a life threatening condition. The conventional cytoreductive therapy or radioisotopes may take long time to reduce the platelet counts whereas thrombocyteapheresis can reduce the count more rapidly. Here the reported case is an essential thrombocytosis presented with digital ischaemia and was managed with intermittent flow centrifugal thrombocyteapheresis combined with hydroxyurea to reduce the platelet count.Thrombocytopharesis is an effective method and safe to reduce platelet count acutely. Thrombocyteapheresis has been done for the first time for the treatment of essential thrombocythemia (ET) in BSMMU probably also in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Med J. 2017 May; 46 (2): 56-58

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2019-02-14
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Hasan, M. N., Haque, S., Mamun, A., Hoque, A., & Islam, M. A. (2019). Thrombocyteapheresis for the Treatment of Essential Thrombocythemia Presented as a Digital Ischaemia- A Case Report. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 46(2), 56-58. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v46i2.40221
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