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Old 01-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #7
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
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ameliajo HB User
Re: Essential Thrombocytosis (high platelets)

ET is an acquired or somatic gene mutation, so it isn't inherited. Throbocytosis is the inherited version. It IS possible that a gene can mutate due to chemical exposure.