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Abnormal proliferation of the cells that produce blood platelets, leading to an excess of platelets in the blood and increasing risk either of thrombosis or of bleeding.
- ‘I was diagnosed as having essential/primary thrombocythaemia three years ago.’
- ‘Erythromelalgia, a symptom complex of painful inflammatory vasodilatation of extremities, is usually idiopathic or due to thrombocythaemia.’
- ‘Dehydration during the marathon combined with an underlying thrombocythaemia probably precipitated his thrombosis.’
- ‘The blood dyscrasias that most commonly lead to leg ulceration are sickle cell disease, thalassaemia, thrombocythaemia, and polycythaemia rubra vera.’
- ‘We report the clinical findings in a patient with essential thrombocythaemia who presented with partial third nerve paralysis.’
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