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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Thrombosythemia essential

12/30/2008

Question:

hydroxerea caused pain in legs, platelet count up to 900.000 when off meds. Tried interferon self inject now back on hydrea but does not agree with patient. Anything new that is less toxic?

Answer:

The other drug, which I assume has been offered, is anagralide.

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Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University