are there any two types of polycythemia vera?
please give me a clear explanation.
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Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
No: There are two types of polycythemia. Primary Polycythemia (Polycythemia Vera) is an abnormal proliferation of blood cells, leading to too many red blood cells. It is not caused by any other factor. Secondary Polycythemia is a high red cell count caused by another factor, such as being at altitude, sleep apnea, administration of erythropoietin, or several others. Hope this helps!
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes.: Primary and Secondary. Just Google it and it will help alot.
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Last updated Aug 31, 2014
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