Transient myeloproliferative disease: keeping a high index of suspicion.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Transient myeloproliferative disorder (TMD) can be found in well or ill newborns with Down syndrome. Although it is a relatively harmless process for most, in some children, TMD can present as a life-threatening state requiring critical care. As the disease is seemingly uncommon, some providers may lack a sense of urgency in the dissemination of TMD awareness; however, one can never know on whose door this patient may knock tomorrow. Advanced practice professionals should be prepared for the TMD patient that may present without warning. The goals of this article are to discuss common presentations, diagnosis, and management; and to bring attention to this often de-emphasized disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • King, ME; Hueckel, R

Published Date

  • September 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 289 - 293

PubMed ID

  • 22907684

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8457

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1043-4542

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1043454212452340


  • eng