Full Blood Count

A raised neutrophil and platelet count supports a diagnosis of PV, although it should be remembered that smokers have higher neutrophil counts than nonsmokers do. The red cell indices may be suggestive of iron deficiency, which is common in PV. An eosinophilia and/or basophilia are occasionally found in PV but are only supportive of this diagnosis.

Table 9-2.

Common Causes of Secondary Polycythemia

Congenital

Mutant high-affinity Hb

Stop Smoking, Kick The Habit Now

Stop Smoking, Kick The Habit Now

Now You Can Quit Smoking And Start Living a Healthy Life Yes, You! Have You Ever Thought There’s No Way You Can Give Up Cigarettes Without Losing Your Mind? Well, Worry No More.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment