Polycythemia

Virginia C. Broudy, MD

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

This case was reviewed and updated in August 2013 by Dr. Eric Kraut and members of the Teaching Cases Subcommittee.

Copyright of the American Society of Hematology, 2006. ISSN: 1931-6860.

IV. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Based on the history, physical exam and laboratory data, what is the most likely cause of this patient's polycythemia?

Smoking-induced polycythemia
Diuretic-induced polycythemia
Polycythemia vera
Drug-associated polycythemia
Tumor-associated polycythemia

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