Polycythemia

Human disease

Polycythemia (also known as polycythaemia or polyglobulia) is a rare blood disease in which there is an increase in red blood cells. This can cause blood to become thicker and therefore cause strokes and heart attacks.

Polycythemia
Other namesPolyglobulia
Packed cell volume diagram.svg
Packed cell volume diagram.
SpecialtyHematology

Emergency treatment for this can include removal of blood.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Spivak, Jerry L. (July 2019). "How I treat polycythemia vera". Blood. 134 (4): 341–352. doi:10.1182/blood.2018834044. ISSN 0006-4971. PMID 31151982.