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Whats the difference between polycythemia & polycythemia rubra vera?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Elevated RBC

Polycythemia refers to abnormally high of hemoglobin/hematocrit or .
Rbc. There are many factors that can explain polycythemia-primary bone marrow problem- i.e. Polycythemia vera (pv) -vs. Other condition such as- problems with lung/sleep apnea that can result in decrease o2 level in the body ( hypoxia), other condition is kidney/liver, familial disorder etc. See and discuss further with your md.

In brief: Elevated RBC

Polycythemia refers to abnormally high of hemoglobin/hematocrit or .
Rbc. There are many factors that can explain polycythemia-primary bone marrow problem- i.e. Polycythemia vera (pv) -vs. Other condition such as- problems with lung/sleep apnea that can result in decrease o2 level in the body ( hypoxia), other condition is kidney/liver, familial disorder etc. See and discuss further with your md.
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