Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Primary Polycythemia Evaluation

The evaluation of polycythemia vera begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with polycythemia vera may include:

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of polycythemia vera.

Tests that may be used to evaluate polycythemia vera include:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Primary Polycythemia References
  1. Steensma DP. Polycythemia vera: plethora, from prehistory to present. Curr Hematol Rep. 2005 May;4(3):230-4. [15865877]
  2. Stuart BJ, Viera AJ. Polycythemia vera. Am Fam Physician. 2004 May 1;69(9):2139-44. [15152961]
  3. Thiele JM, Kvasnicka HM. Diagnosis of polycythemia vera based on bone marrow pathology. Curr Hematol Rep. 2005 May;4(3):218-23. [15865875]
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