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Polycythemia vera

Polycythemia vera

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Polycythemia vera

Polycythemia (or Polycythaemia, see spelling differences) vera (PV, PCV) (also known as erythremia, primary polycythemia,Vaquez disease, Osler-Vaquez disease and polycythemia rubra vera) is a neoplasm in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. It may also result in the overproduction of white blood cells and platelets.

Most of the health concerns associated with polycythemia vera are caused by the blood being thicker as a result of the increased red blood cells. It is more common in the elderly and may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Common signs and symptoms include itching (pruritus), and severe burning pain in the hands or feet that is usually accompanied by a reddish or bluish coloration of the skin. Patients with polycythemia vera are more likely to have gouty arthritis. Treatment consists primarily of phlebotomy

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Basic information:

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000589.htm medline plus polycythemia vera

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera/basics/definition/con-20031013 mayo clinic polycythemia vera

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/hematology-and-oncology/myeloproliferative-disorders/polycythemia-vera merck manuals (professional version) polycythemia vera

http://www.webmd.com/cancer/lymphoma/polycythemia-vera web md polycythemia vera

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/poly national heart lung and blood institute polycythemia vera

http://www.healthline.com/health/polycythemia-vera/prognosis-and-life-expectancy healthline polycythemia vera: prognosis and life expectancy

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera.html family doctor.org polycythemia vera

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/polycythaemia-vera better health polycythemia vera

http://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/articles/polycythemia-vera university of medical center maryland polycythemia vera

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/polycythemia-vera/overview.html newyork times polycythemia vera

http://chealth.canoe.com/condition/getcondition/polycythemia canoe polycythemia vera

Advanced information:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/205114-overview medscape polycythemia vera

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/polycythemia-vera genetics home referance polycythemia vera

http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/polycythemia-vera/ national organisation for rare diseases polycythemia vera

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2139.html polycythemia vera brian j. stuart, lt, mc, usnr, and anthony j. viera, lcdr, mc, usnr, naval hospital jacksonville, jacksonville, florida

am fam physician. 2004 may 1;69(9):2139-2144.

 

Research:

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/mi/2015/869242/ gregor hoermann, georg greiner, and peter valent, “cytokine regulation of microenvironmental cells in myeloproliferative neoplasms,” mediators of inflammation, vol. 2015, article id 869242, 17 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/869242

http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/100/13/4272?sso-checked=true polycythemia vera: myths, mechanisms, and management by jerry l. spivak blood 2002 100:4272-4290; doi:10.1182/blood-2001-12-0349

http://www.nature.com/bcj/journal/v5/n11/full/bcj201595a.html blast transformation and fibrotic progression in polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia: a literature review of incidence and risk factors by s cerquozzi and a tefferi blood cancer journal (2015) 5, e366; doi:10.1038/bcj.2015.95

https://ehoonline.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40164-016-0031-8 patterns of hydroxyurea use and clinical outcomes among patients with polycythemia vera in real-world clinical practice: a chart review by shreekant parasuraman et al., experimental hematology & oncology20165:3 doi: 10.1186/s40164-016-0031-8

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=s1516-31802008000100010 sao paulo med. j. vol.126 no.1 são paulo jan. 2008 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s1516-31802008000100010 original article:diagnosis and treatment of polycythemia vera: brazilian experience from a single institution by camila da cruz gouveia linardi et al.,

http://www.haematologica.org/content/99/6/945 optimal therapy for polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia can only be determined by the completion of randomized clinical trials by john mascarenhas, ruben mesa, josef prchal, ronald hoffman haematologica june 2014 99: 945-949; doi:10.3324/haematol.2014.106013

 

Other articles:

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/polycythemia-vera/7248 vca hospitals polycythemia vera

 

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