Erythrocytosis in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Aurelio M. Vicari, Maurilio Ponzoni, Miriam Alberetto, Carla Martani, Antonio E. Pontiroli, Franco Folli

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be accompanied by compensatory secondary erythrocytosis. However, the exact prevalence of secondary erythrocytosis in COPD is unknown. Although diagnostic criteria for polycythemia vera versus secondary erythrocytosis are mutually exclusive, we describe here the coexistence of polycythemia vera and COPD in the same patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-186
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1998


  • Chronic myeloproliferative disorders
  • COPD
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Polycythemia vera
  • Secondary polycythemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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