TITLE

Thrombophilia Screening: Little Role for the JAK2V617F Mutation

AUTHOR(S)
Mannucci, Pier Mannuccio; Peyvandi, Flora
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2008, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p398
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the significant role of thrombophilia screening for the JAK2V617F mutation in patients with unexplained venous and arterial thromboembolism. They state that incidence of thrombosis is higher in patients with polycythemia vera than in those with essential thrombocythemia. The authors consider an increased leukocyte count as a prominent predictor of thrombotic risk.
ACCESSION #
31718745

 

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