The diagnosis and management of erythrocytosis

Clodagh Keohane, Mary Frances McMullin, Claire Harrison

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Abstract

Erythrocytosis is an increase in the number of red blood cells. In a recent study from the United States, the prevalence of primary erythrocytosis (known as polycythaemia vera) was 44-57 per 100 000.1 The prevalence of secondary erythrocytosis is considerably higher but is difficult to quantify owing to the diversity of causes and paucity of data. This review aims to provide an update on the diagnostic pathway for patients presenting with erythrocytosis, as well as up to date appraised data on the management of such patients.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberf6667
JournalBMJ
Volume347
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2013

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