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What treatments exist for polycythemia vera?

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Polycythemia vera is the overproduction of red blood cells by the bone marrow.
Complications result from formation of blood clots due to the increased thickness of the blood. Therefore this is where treatment of the disorder is aimed. Blood can be drawn at intervals (phlebotomy) to decrease its thickness, and some patients are given Aspirin to reduce the risk of blood clots.

In brief: A Few

Polycythemia vera is the overproduction of red blood cells by the bone marrow.
Complications result from formation of blood clots due to the increased thickness of the blood. Therefore this is where treatment of the disorder is aimed. Blood can be drawn at intervals (phlebotomy) to decrease its thickness, and some patients are given Aspirin to reduce the risk of blood clots.
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