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A 43-year-old male asked:

Is there a possible link between hereditary hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera (primary jak2 mutation), & idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No direct: Associations that I am aware of.
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Link: Therapeutic phlebotomy can potentially help all 3 conditions but there is no pathophysioligic link.
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Probably: High levels of circulating cd34 cells, dacrocytes, clonal hematopoiesis, and jak2 mutation differentiate myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia from secondary myelofibrosis associated with pulmonary hypertension.
Last updated Jul 10, 2015

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