Osler-Vaquez disease


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Osler-Vaquez disease

 [ōs´ler vah-kāz´]
polycythemia vera.

pol·y·cy·the·mi·a ve·ra

[MIM*263300]
a chronic form of polycythemia of unknown cause; characterized by bone marrow hyperplasia, an increase in blood volume as well as in the number of red blood cells, redness or cyanosis of the skin, and splenomegaly.

pol·y·cy·the·mi·a ve·ra

(pol'ē-sī-thē'mē-ă vēr'ă)
A chronic form of polycythemia of unknown cause; characterized by bone marrow hyperplasia, an increase in blood volume as well as in the number of red blood cells, redness or cyanosis of the skin, and splenomegaly.
Synonym(s): erythremia, Osler disease, Osler-Vaquez disease, polycythemia rubra, Vaquez disease.