Osmosis: Essential thrombocytosis. (2019, May 25). Retrieved from (https://www.osmosis.org/learn/Essential_thrombocytosis).
Essential thrombocythemia is a rare chronic blood disorder characterised by the overproduction of platelets by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow. It may, albeit rarely, develop into acute myeloid leukemia or myelofibrosis. It is one of four myeloproliferative disorders (disorders characterised by increased production of a particular line of blood cell).