The relation between plasma thrombopoietin and erythropoietin concentrations in polycythaemia vera and essential thrombocythaemia.

@article{Andrasson2001TheRB,
  title={The relation between plasma thrombopoietin and erythropoietin concentrations in polycythaemia vera and essential thrombocythaemia.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Andr{\'e}asson and Goeran Lindstedt and Dick Stockelberg and Hans Wadenvik and Jack Kutti},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={2001},
  volume={41 5-6},
  pages={
          579-84
        }
}
Plasma thrombopoietin (TPO) was measured, by immunoenzymometric assay, in 39 patients with polycythaemia vera (PV), 33 patients with essential thrombocythaemia (ET) and 10 healthy volunteers. The mean TPO concentration was significantly higher in ET patients than in PV patients (p=0.04) and normals (p<0.001). The 6 untreated ET patients had a significantly lower mean TPO concentration compared to the 27 ET patients who were on myelosuppressive regimens (p=0.01). The mean plasma TPO for the 5 PV… CONTINUE READING
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