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Essential thrombocythemia

Other Names for this Disease
  • Essential thrombocytosis
  • Hemorrhagic thrombocythemia
  • Idiopathic thrombocythemia
  • Primary thrombocythemia
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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • lists trials that are studying or have studied Essential thrombocythemia. Click on the link to go to to read descriptions of these studies.
  • The Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Consortium (MPD-RC) is an international, multi-institutional non-profit consortium funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health and set up to coordinate, facilitate, and perform basic and clinic research investigating the genetics of MPDs with the goal of developing therapy. To learn more, click on the link.

Medical Products

The medication(s) listed in the table(s) below have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of this condition. The FDA Office of Orphan Products Development designates "orphan products" for those that treat rare diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans. The table(s) below may not be an exhaustive list of drugs or products used to treat this condition. There may be other products available that are not considered orphan products. To search for all FDA approved drugs, visit Drugs@FDA. You can find orphan products used to treat other conditions by searching the Orphan Drug Product Designation database.

Generic Name Anagrelide
Trade Name
(Manufacturer Name)
The FDA has approved this product to be used in this manner.
Treatment of patients with essential thrombocythemia to reduce the elevated platelet count and the risk of thrombosis and to ameliorate associated symptoms.
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