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Essential Thrombocythemia in a 15-Year-Old Female: Presentation, Workup, and Treatment Considerations in the Pediatric Population

Crystal Flagg, MPAS, PA-C, and Brad Pierce, MPAS, PA-C

From Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio

Authors’ disclosures of conflicts of interest are found at the end of this article.

Correspondence to: Brad Pierce, MPAS, PA-C, Marietta College, 215 Fifth Street, Marietta, OH 45750. E-mail: brp001@marietta.edu


J Adv Pract Oncol 2021;12(4):423–429 | https://doi.org/10.6004/jadpro.2021.12.4.6 | © 2021 Harborside™


  

ABSTRACT

Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is a diagnosis most often seen in adults but can also present in children in rare cases. This article reviews the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of ET in a 15-year-old female followed by a review of the literature regarding special considerations in the workup, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of ET in the pediatric population. 




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