Bone marrow fibrosis and diagnosis of essential thrombocythemia.

  title={Bone marrow fibrosis and diagnosis of essential thrombocythemia.},
  author={Juergen Thiele and Hans Michael Kvasnicka and James W. Vardiman and Attilio Orazi and Vito Franco and Heinz Gisslinger and Gunnar Birgeg{\aa}rd and Martin Griesshammer and Ayalew Tefferi},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={27 34},
  pages={e220-1; author reply e222-3}
TO THE EDITOR: In a recent article by Campbell et al published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, a significant association between the degree of bone marrow (BM) fibrosis at diagnosis and progression of disease as well as risk of arterial thrombosis was found in patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET). The patients reported on were mostly included in previously published studies on ET, also coauthored by Campbell. In a broad sense, the result is in agreement with previous findings in… CONTINUE READING
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