Leukemias pp 157-157 | Cite as

Long-Term Treatment with Alpha-Interferon of Excessive Thrombocytosis in Myeloproliferative Disorders

  • H. Gisslinger
  • W. Linkesch
  • A. Chott
  • H. Ludwig
Conference paper

Abstract

Long-term alpha-interferon (IFN-α) treatment was initiated in 31 patients with excessive thrombocytosis due to myeloproliferative disorders: 9 with essential thrombocythemia (ET); 12, polycythemia vera (PV); 5 with idiopathic myelofibrosis (IMF); and 5 with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). After 12 months of IFN treatment 22 patients were randomized either to continuation or withdrawal of the treatment.

Keywords

Leukemia Thrombocytosis Polycythemia Myelofibrosis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Gisslinger
    • 1
  • W. Linkesch
  • A. Chott
  • H. Ludwig
  1. 1.Second Department of MedicineUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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