DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for polycythemia vera

Polycythemia vera [DOID:8997]

Polycythemia vera (also known as erythremia, or primary polycythemia) is a myeloproliferative blood disorder in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. It may also result in the overproduction of white blood cells and platelets. Most of the health concerns associated with polycythemia vera are caused by the blood being thicker as a result of the increased red blood cells. It is more common in the elderly and may be symptomatic or asymptomatic.

Synonyms:  polycythemia vera,  DOID:8997,  Erythremia (morphologic abnormality),  Osler-Vaquez syndrome,  Polycythaemia rubra vera ...

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