polycythaemia vera


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polycythaemia vera

raised levels of blood haemoglobin, erythrocytes and packed cell volume; presents as tiredness, depression, vertigo, tinnitus, visual disturbance, plethoric facies, hypertension, angina, intermittent claudication and bleeding tendency; patients experience itching when hot, and may develop gout; 5% develop acute myeloblastic leukaemia; tends to affect older subjects (>60 years)
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A total of 93 subjects with classical myeloproliferative neoplasms were evaluated in the study, 33(35%) of them were polycythaemia vera, 36 (39%) were essential thrombocythaemia and 24 (26%) were having idiopathic myelofibrosis.
Are current methods of measurement of erythropoietin (EPO) in human plasma or serum adequate for the diagnosis of polycythaemia vera and the assessment of EPO deficiency.
In Arthur's case however the blood test seems to show that he has the condition Polycythaemia Vera, if he has I will tell you about it next week.
Fischer T, Kirkpatrick The Incidence of Myelofibrosis in Essential Thrombocythaemia, Polycythaemia vera and Chronic Idiopathic Myelofibrosis: A Retrospective Evaluation of Sequential Bone Marrow Biopsies.