Differential diagnosis of Polycythemia Vera
- erythropoitein secreting tumors such as renal cell carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, adrenal tumor, cerebellar hemangioma, uterine leiomyoma
--renal cyst or hydronephrosis
-hypoxia such as cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, high altitude,
-relative ( spurious ) polycythemia
-chronic myelogenous leukemia
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