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Primary Polycythemia Underlying Cause

The cause of polycythemia vera is unknown. Polycythemia vera causes an increased production of blood cells in the bone marrow, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

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Last Updated: Nov 4, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Primary Polycythemia References
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