What are complications of secondary polycythemia?

Updated: Jul 20, 2020
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Sara J Grethlein, MD, FACP  more...
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At extreme levels of secondary polycythemia, patients can be at risk for thrombosis. The risk is lower than with primary erythrocytosis but data are too sparse for accurate quantification. 


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