Secondary polyglobulia

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Secondary polyglobulia is mostly compensatory in chronic hypoxia (leads to ↑ EPO) when staying at high altitude, chronic lung disease, right-to-left shunts, methemoglobinaemia.

Less often, the cause of ↑ EPO is unclear/a manifestation of a disease (kidney tumors, uterine myomatosis, polycystic kidney disease, etc.).

The clinical picture[edit | edit source]

Laboratory Tests[edit | edit source]

  • ↑ erythrocytes, HTK > 48%, oxygen saturation <92%, ↑ EPO (dif. dg. Polycytaemia vera).

Therapy[edit | edit source]

  • Th. of underlying disease, venipuncture (↓ blood viscosity + reduces the risk of complications).[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. KLENER, P. Vnitřní lékařství. 3. edition. Galén, 2006. ISBN 80-7262-430-X.