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What can cause liver dysfunction and a high red blood cell count?
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Dr. Kelty Baker
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In brief: Liver & polycythemia
Liver dysfunction and erythrocytosis can be seen with serious conditions like hemochromatosis (where the body absorbs and retains too much iron), polycythemia vera (where the bone marrow makes too many cells - red, white, & platelets), and liver tumors (both benign & malignant).
A henatologist should always be consulted in cases like this so that an accurate and timely diagnosis can be made.

In brief: Liver & polycythemia
Liver dysfunction and erythrocytosis can be seen with serious conditions like hemochromatosis (where the body absorbs and retains too much iron), polycythemia vera (where the bone marrow makes too many cells - red, white, & platelets), and liver tumors (both benign & malignant).
A henatologist should always be consulted in cases like this so that an accurate and timely diagnosis can be made.
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