stress polycythemia


stress polycythemia
a chronic type of relative polycythemia, seen most often in middle-aged, mildly obese males who are active, anxiety-prone, and hypertensive, occurring without the characteristic symptoms associated with polycythemia vera, i.e., without leukocytosis, splenomegaly, or thrombocytosis. Called also benign or stress erythrocytosis, Gaisbцck disease, pseudopolycythemia, and benign, chronic relative, hypertonic, or spurious p.

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