In the past, injection of radioactive isotopes principally phosphorus was used as another means to suppress the bone marrow. Have you lost weight lately? Other therapies include interferon injections, and in cases where secondary thrombocytosis high platelet count is present, anagrelide may be prescribed. It's rare, but your condition may lead to acute leukemia or myelofibrosis, which are also blood diseases but are more serious than polycythemia vera. Differential diagnosis Differential diagnosis includes elimination of Ph1 negative myeloproliferative disease MPD including essential thrombocytosis and agnogenic myeloid metaplasia see these terms.
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Your doctor will decide how often you need phlebotomy. Although it can be life-threatening if you don't get any treatment, most people have a good chance of living a long life when they get the right care. Symptomatic profiles of patients with polycythemia vera: Continued Taking Care of Yourself There are a lot of ways you can keep yourself comfortable and as healthy as possible.
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The condition is considered chronic; no cure exists. Although you might have some warning signs like dizziness or feeling tired and weak, lots of things can cause those problems.
And treatment reduces your risk of complications from PV. Cardiovascular events and intensity of treatment in polycythemia vera.
Your Anxiety Loves Sugar. In addition, the total blood volume sometimes increases to as much as twice normal. You lie down on a table and get a shot that will numb the area. N Engl J Med. What treatment do you recommend?
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Symptomatic treatment see below can normalize the blood count and most patients can live a normal life for years. People with polycythemia vera can be asymptomatic.
Vwra addition to aspirin and phlebotomy, people at high risk of blood clots may require more specialized treatment, such as other medications.
For this test, your doctor will take samples usually from the back of your hip bone. According to revised World Health Organization WHO guidelines, diagnosis of PV requires requires the presence of either all three major criteria or the first two major criteria and the minor criterion.
Complications may be associated including arterial thrombosis in cerebrovascular, myocardial or peripheral territoriesangina pectoris or intermittent claudications, or venous thromboses including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, splanchnic thrombosis portal vein thrombosis and Budd-Chiari syndrome; see these terms and bleeding including gum bleeding, ecchymoses and gastrointestinal bleeding. Brian JC, et al. In general, the diet recommended for people with PV is the same as it is for anyone.
Erythromelalgia is caused by an increased platelet count or increased platelet "stickiness" aggregationresulting in the formation of tiny blood clots in the vessels of the extremity; it responds rapidly to treatment with aspirin.
Polycythemia vera occurs in all age groups,  although the incidence increases with age.
The disease appears more common in Jews of European extraction than in most non-Jewish populations. This gene controls production of a protein that helps make blood cells.
Patients with polycythemia vera are prone to the development of blood clots thrombosis. Acute leukaemia policiteima hydroxyurea therapy in polycythaemia vera and allied disorders: Mastocytoma Mast cell leukemia Mast cell sarcoma Systemic mastocytosis. It can be hard to detect. While hydroxyurea is considered safer in this aspect, there is still some debate about its long-term safety.
Learn more about PV and veea blood cell disorders like it. Retrieved from " https: Blood film at X magnification demonstrating polyglobulia and thrombocytosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.