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Non-specific skin purpura

Shalihin, Mohd Shaiful Ehsan and Harun, Zulkifli and Osman, Iskandar Firzada (2018) Non-specific skin purpura. Malaysian Family Physician, 13 (2). pp. 39-41. ISSN 1985-207X E-ISSN 1985-2274

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Essential thrombocythemia is one of the myeloproliferative neoplasms. Palpable purpura is a rare manifestation that may delay diagnosis and treatment. We report a case of essential thrombocythemia in a 50-year-old man, who presented with recurrent thigh pain for the past one year with nonspecific localized purpura. His full blood count revealed isolated thrombocytosis of 880,000/µL with an impression of myeloproliferative disorder from peripheral blood film. He was referred urgently to the hematology team, which proceeded with a venesection. His condition improved with hydroxyurea. This was a rare case of chronic presentation of myeloproliferative neoplasm detected at a primary care clinic.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6934/66491
Uncontrolled Keywords: Purpura, Thrombocythemia, Essential
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RL Dermatology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Health & Family Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Shaiful Ehsan Shalihin
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 15:07
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 16:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66491

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