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Polycythemia vera

Polycythemia vera: Introduction

Polycythemia vera: Polycythemia vera refers to a condition in which there is an abnormal rise n the number of blood cells, especially red blood cells. See detailed information below for a list of 2 causes of Polycythemia vera, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Polycythemia vera:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Polycythemia vera. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Polycythemia vera Treatments

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Definitions of Polycythemia vera:

Myeloproliferative disorder characterized by abnormal proliferation of all hematopoietic bone marrow elements and an absolute increase in red cell mass and total blood volume; associated frequently with splenomegaly, leukocytosis, and thrombocythemia.
- (Source - CRISP)

A disease in which there are too many red blood cells in the bone marrow and blood, causing the blood to thicken. The number of white blood cells and platelets may also increase. The extra blood cells may collect in the spleen and cause it to become enlarged. They may also cause bleeding problems and make clots form in blood vessels.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Polycythemia vera is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Polycythemia vera, or a subtype of Polycythemia vera, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Polycythemia vera

The list below shows some of the causes of Polycythemia vera mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Polycythemia vera?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Polycythemia vera. Of the 2 causes of Polycythemia vera that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Polycythemia vera:

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Medical Conditions associated with Polycythemia vera:

Red blood cell symptoms (891 causes), Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

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