Erythrocytosis in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Aurelio M. Vicari, Maurilio Ponzoni, Miriam Alberetto, Carla Martani, Antonio E. Pontiroli, Franco Folli

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Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be accompanied by compensatory secondary erythrocytosis. However, the exact prevalence of secondary erythrocytosis in COPD is unknown. Although diagnostic criteria for polycythemia vera versus secondary erythrocytosis are mutually exclusive, we describe here the coexistence of polycythemia vera and COPD in the same patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-186
Number of pages4
JournalHaematologica
Volume83
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1998

Keywords

  • COPD
  • Chronic myeloproliferative disorders
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Polycythemia vera
  • Secondary polycythemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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