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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Plasma erythropoietin concentrations in polycythaemia vera with special reference to myelosuppressive therapy.
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.
It is estimated(2) that in Japan 4,000 patients suffer from ET and Polycythaemia Vera (PV), a related disorder which could be a target for treatment with AGRYLIN.