As one of the only comprehensive centers for children with MPN in the nation, we have experience in both diagnosing and treating children with MPN. We are available to provide guidance and support to both pediatric hematologists and primary care providers. We are actively pursuing research aimed at identifying the causes and outcomes in pediatric MPN, and hope to contribute to improved management of these children.
There are limited guidelines available for the management of MPN in children.
Treatment of Polycythemia Vera may involve phlebotomy, aspirin, cytoreductive therapy, or a combination of these. Recommendations can be found in https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22262773
Treatment of Essential thrombocytosis may involve monitoring, aspirin, or cytoreductive therapy. Our groups recommendations can be found athttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24688110
Some key points we follow for diagnosis and management in our young patients with MPN:
1) Diagnostic work-up
2) Management practices