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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
 
Patients with polycythemia vera are usually well-appearing. Physical examination of patients with polycythemia vera is usually remarkable for ruddy and plethoric face, [[fever]], and [[splenomegaly]].
 
Patients with polycythemia vera are usually well-appearing. Physical examination of patients with polycythemia vera is usually remarkable for ruddy and plethoric face, [[fever]], and [[splenomegaly]].

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ifeoma Odukwe M.D. [2] Mohamad Alkateb, MBBCh [3]; Shyam Patel [4]

Overview

Patients with polycythemia vera are usually well-appearing. Physical examination of patients with polycythemia vera is usually remarkable for ruddy and plethoric face, fever, and splenomegaly.

Physical Examination

Common physical examination findings associated with polycythemia vera include:[1][2][3]

Appearance of the Patient

  • Patients with polycythemia vera usually have a ruddy, plethoric complexion.

Vital Signs

Skin

HEENT

Neck

Lungs

Heart

  • Cardiovascular examination of patients with polycythemia vera is usually normal.

Abdomen

Back

  • Back examination of patients with polycythemia vera is usually normal.

Genitourinary

Neuromuscular

  • Neuromuscular examination of patients with polycythemia vera is usually normal.

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References

  1. Canadian Cancer Society.2015.http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/leukemia/leukemia/polycythemia-vera/?region=ab
  2. Dust N, Daboval T, Guerra L (2011). "Evaluation and management of priapism in a newborn: A case report and review of the literature". Paediatr Child Health. 16 (1): e6–8. PMC 3043029. PMID 22211080.
  3. Stein BL, Oh ST, Berenzon D, Hobbs GS, Kremyanskaya M, Rampal RK, Abboud CN, Adler K, Heaney ML, Jabbour EJ, Komrokji RS, Moliterno AR, Ritchie EK, Rice L, Mascarenhas J, Hoffman R (November 2015). "Polycythemia Vera: An Appraisal of the Biology and Management 10 Years After the Discovery of JAK2 V617F". J. Clin. Oncol. 33 (33): 3953–60. doi:10.1200/JCO.2015.61.6474. PMC 4979103. PMID 26324368.

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