Polycythemia Vera | Causes & Risk Factors

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What causes PV?

PV begins in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside bones that makes blood cells. When bone marrow makes too many red blood cells, the result is PV.

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Polycythemia Vera by BJ Stuart, LT, MC, USNR, AJ Viera, LCDR, MC, USNR (American Family Physician May 01, 2004, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040501/2139.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 01/05

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