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Junaid Masood, Azhar Hafeez, Andrew Hughes, Jayanta M Barua
BACKGROUND: Essential thrombocythaemia (ET) is an uncommon chronic myeloproliferative disorder characterized by a marked increase in the number of platelets. Hydroxyurea is effective in preventing thrombosis in high-risk patients with essential thrombocythaemia. In previous studies different side effects of Hydroxyurea have been pointed out, but attention has not really been focused on the possible side effects on spermatogenesis. CASE: A 35-year-old man under investigation for haematospermia and complaining of erythromyalgia was found to have a thrombocytosis with a platelet count of 1130 x 10(9)/l...
2007: International Urology and Nephrology
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