Platelet apheresis for digital gangrene due to thrombocytosis in chronic myeloid leukaemia.

@article{Win2001PlateletAF,
  title={Platelet apheresis for digital gangrene due to thrombocytosis in chronic myeloid leukaemia.},
  author={Nay Win and David Charles Mitchell},
  journal={Clinical and laboratory haematology},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={65-6}
}
Thrombocytosis is a frequent presenting feature of myeloproliferate disorders and is associated with increased incidence of thrombotic and haemorrhage complications. However, these complications are rare in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). We describe a case of CML which presented with digital gangrene due to thrombocytosis. Reduction of the platelet count by plateletpheresis lead to rapid symptomatic relief and recovery from the gangrene. 
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