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Polycythemia vera


Other Names for this Disease

  • Polycythemia rubra vera
  • Primary polycythemia
  • PRV
  • PV
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Your Questions Answered


4 question(s) from the public on this disease have been answered. Submit a new question.
  • My polycythemia vera is being controlled, but I still have itching after a shower. Is there anything I can do to prevent the awful itching? Click here for answer

  • I was living in a home that had a slow leak of carbon monoxide poisoning and was never sick with this until we were exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning. Is there a correlation between carbon monoxide poisoning and polycythemia vera? Click here for answer

  • I was diagnosed with polycythemia vera 20 years ago, and I am JAK2 positive. My brother recently learned that his red blood cell count is very high and will now be seeing a hematologist. Is it strange that my brother may have the same condition, even though it is so rare? I researched a polycythemia vera cluster that occurred in several counties and learned that my brother and I had lived in one of them. Has anyone else researched this issue? Click here for answer

  • I have polycythemia vera. Can this condition be passed on to my children? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Polycythemia rubra vera
  • Primary polycythemia
  • PRV
  • PV
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.