Polycythemia Vera


Polycythemia vera is a clonal disorder consisting of multipotent hematopoietic progenitor cells and in the absence of physiological stimulus, red cells, granulocytes and platelets accumulate and thus form a Polycythemia vera. It occurs predominantly in woman in 2.5 per 100000 persons and may increase with age. only 1% of patients with polycythemia vera exhibited bleeding gums and such symptoms are attributed to hyper-viscosity of blood. In the present case, polycythemia vera patient was admitted with symptoms of gum bleeding as an unusual presentation.

Published On: June 2019

Issue: 6

Section: 1

Online ISSN: 2456-8163


Rudach Mitul D