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  • [CME: Polycythemia vera]. [Journal Article]
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 2019; 108(13):835-842Wellauer Atencio M, Goede JS
  • CME: Polycythemia vera Abstract. Polycythemia vera is a myeloprolifere disease which is characterized by proliferation of all three (erythroid, megakaryocytic and granulocytic) cell lines. The causative mutation is in the JAK2-tyrosine kinase gene. The symptoms are related to the increased red blood cells. Common signs are itching (pruritus) and pain in the hands or feet. The most common complica…
  • Clinical Spectrum and Complications of Polycythemia, in Patients presenting at Tertiary Care Centre at Goa. [Journal Article]
    J Assoc Physicians India 2019; 67(10):20-24Nevrekar R, Pai A, Khandeparkar A
  • CONCLUSIONS: Our study revealed that patients with polycythemia Vera are more symptomatic and have a higher requirement of phlebotomy and a higher thrombotic tendency (arterial being more common than venous) as compared to the secondary polycythemia owing to a higher hyperviscocity in the former. Leukocytosis and JAK 2 617F positivity were found to be important predictors of thrombotic risk. Hypertension was found to be frequently associated with Vera as well as in secondary causes due to OSA.
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