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Essential Thrombocythaemia (ET)

Essential thrombocythaemia (ET) is a rare blood disorder that causes a high number of blood cells called platelets to form. These cells are involved in blood clotting.

Get information on how it is diagnosed and what the treatment options are.

About essential thrombocythaemia (ET)

Essential thrombocythaemia is one of a group of conditions called myeloproliferative disorders, or neoplasms (MPN).

Tests and treatment for essential thrombocythaemia (ET)

Essential thrombocythaemia is also called ET for short. Find out about getting diagnosed and what your treatment options might be.

Coping with thrombocythaemia

There is help and support available to help you cope with a diagnosis of a rare condition.

Last reviewed: 
12 Sep 2017

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