Dictionary > Erythremia


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.
Erythremia is a chronic form of polycythemia. It may indicate a neoplastic growth of erythropeoietic tissue.
Variant: erythraemia

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

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