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Erythremia

Definition
noun
A form of myeloproliferative disease characterized by an increased blood volume and viscosity due to overproduction of red blood cells as caused by an abnormality of the bone marrow.
Supplement
Erythremia is a chronic form of polycythemia. It may indicate a neoplastic growth of erythropeoietic tissue.
Variant: erythraemia
Synonyms:

  • primary polycythemia
  • polycythemia rubra vera (PRV)
  • Vaquez-Osler syndrome
  • Vaquez’s disease
  • Osler’s disease


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