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  • Disorders
  • Children with polycythemia are treated at the Blood Disorders Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's, where children and young adults receive care from some of the world's most experienced hematologists with deep experience in the conditions they treat. (childrenshospital.org)
  • See 'Molecular pathogenesis of congenital polycythemic disorders and polycythemia vera' . (uptodate.com)
  • Many individuals with polycythemia vera slowly development a variety of general, nonspecific symptoms that are common to many disorders such as headaches, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, excessive sweating especially at night, and itchy skin that, in severe cases, may be worse after taking a shower or a warm bath. (rarediseases.org)
  • blood cells
  • Polycythemia vera is a bone marrow disease that leads to an abnormal increase in the number of blood cells. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • Polycythemia is characterized by increased cell counts in all cell lines in the myeloid series (ie, red blood cells, white blood cells [preferentially granulocytes], and platelets). (medscape.com)
  • Polycythemia vera (POL-e-si-THEE-me-ah VAY-rah or VE-rah), or PV, is a rare blood disease in which your body makes too many red blood cells . (nih.gov)
  • It often becomes abnormally enlarged in individuals with polycythemia vera as it attempts to clear a greater number of blood cells than normal - a condition called splenomegaly. (rarediseases.org)
  • Polycythemia is a condition that results in an increased level of circulating red blood cells in the bloodstream. (medicinenet.com)
  • In primary polycythemia the increase in red blood cells is due to inherent problems in the process of red blood cell production. (medicinenet.com)
  • While red blood cells are most commonly affected, polycythemia vera may also cause increases in white blood cells and platelets. (reference.com)
  • Polycythemia is a condition in which the volume of red blood cells in the blood is abnormally high. (wisegeek.com)
  • The excessive numbers of red blood cells produced in polycythemia increases the volume of blood and makes it thicker so that it flows less easily through small blood vessels. (digitalnaturopath.com)