Essential thrombocythemia presenting as digital ischemia

Authors

  • Md. Nazmul Hasan Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md. Abdur Rahim Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Quazi Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md. Syedul Islam Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md. Atikur Rahman Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md. Shamim Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v10i3.33698

Keywords:

Digital ischemia, Thrombocythemia

Abstract

Essential thrombocythemia is a myeloproliferative disease and is characterized by increased production of platelet and increased megakaryocytes in the bone marrow. Though platelets are high in number but may not function normally and can cause hyperviscosity syndrome and blockage of the blood vessels and other complications. Here, we report two cases of essential thrombocythemia, presented with pain in hands and feet and one with digital infarction. Both the patients had headache and vertigo.

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Author Biographies

Md. Nazmul Hasan, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

Assistant Professor

Md. Abdur Rahim, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

Professor and Chairman

Quazi Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

Associate Professor

Md. Syedul Islam, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

Medical Officer

Md. Atikur Rahman, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

MD Resident

Md. Shamim, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

MD Resident

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Published

2017-09-04

How to Cite

Hasan, M. N., Rahim, M. A., Ahmed, Q. M. U., Islam, M. S., Rahman, M. A., & Shamim, M. (2017). Essential thrombocythemia presenting as digital ischemia. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 10(3), 175–178. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v10i3.33698

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Case Reports