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can polycythemia vera cause only high red blood cells, hematocrit, and hemoglobin?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes, at least : Initially. P vera may have only increased red cell mass initially but many patients develop additional issues related to bone marrow disorders.
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
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