Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Polycythemia Vera Treatment

Treatment for polycythemia vera includes aspirin, medications that control the production of red blood cells by the bone marrow, and the removal of red blood cells from the bloodstream. Additional treatment for polycythemia vera may include surgical removal of the spleen.

Specific treatment of polycythemia vera may include:

Polycythemia Vera Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat polycythemia vera:

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Polycythemia Vera References
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