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Itching (Pruritis) can be a alarming signal of blood cancer, says Dr. Chirag A Shah, reputed Hemato Oncologist of Ahmedabad.
The Satellite Medical Association organized an enlightening session featuring Dr. Chirag A Shah, a distinguished Hemato Oncologist from Apollo Hospital in Ahmedabad.
The event focused on Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN) and particularly delved into the nuances of Polycythemia Vera (PV), a rare blood disorder.
Dr. Shah provided valuable insights into the condition, shedding light on its diagnosis, complications, and management.
Polycythemia Vera, characterized by the overproduction of red blood cells, has been a subject of concern for medical professionals and patients alike.
Dr. Chirag A Shah, a leading expert in the field, shared his expertise during the event, outlining critical aspects of the disorder.
One of the key highlights of Dr. Shah’s talk was the identification of a common and severe symptom associated with PV – pruritus. He explained that patients often experience intense itching. This revelation brought to light a symptom that can significantly impact the quality of life for those suffering from the condition.
The session also addressed the potential complications arising from Polycythemia Vera. Dr. Shah elaborated on both microvascular and macrovascular complications.
The former entails haematological complications at the microvascular level, while the latter encompasses more severe issues such as stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), and pulmonary embolism.
To mitigate these risks, Dr. Shah emphasized the importance of keeping hemoglobin levels below 15 gm%, which can significantly reduce the likelihood of such complications occurring.
A noteworthy aspect of Dr. Shah’s discussion was his insight into thrombotic events associated with PV. He highlighted that thrombotic events, which involve the formation of blood clots, are alarmingly common in PV patients.
These events can even occur up to two years before the diagnostic criteria for PV are officially met. This finding underscores the need for heightened vigilance and proactive management for individuals who may be at risk.
On a positive note, Dr. Chirag A Shah reassured attendees that people diagnosed with Polycythemia Vera can lead near-normal lives with proper care and management.
His emphasis on early detection, monitoring, and adherence to medical advice can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals living with this condition.
The Satellite Medical Association’s event proved to be an enlightening platform for attendees to gain valuable insights into the complexities of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, particularly Polycythemia Vera.
Dr. Chirag A Shah’s expertise and comprehensive presentation shed light on the challenges and possibilities in managing this rare blood disorder.
All esteemed office bearers of the Satellite Medical Association, including President Dr. Manish Agrawal, Secretary Dr. Avinash Tank, Treasurer Dr. Sunil Maheshwari, and Patron Dr. Rajesh Shah, came together to welcome the distinguished Guest Speaker, Dr. Chirag A Shah.
During the event, the association took a moment to express their heartfelt appreciation and recognition for the remarkable contributions made by Dr. Haresh Udani in the realm of patient care.
Dr. Manish Agrawal, in his role as President, extended a warm note of thanks to the entire membership of 30 dedicated individuals within the Satellite Medical Association.
Their presence and active participation played an instrumental role in making the event a resounding success.