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Polycythemia (elevated red blood cell count) causes are either primary (aquired or genetic mutations) or secondary (diseases, conditions, high altitude). Treatment of polycythemia depends on the cause.

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Terms related to Polycythemia (High Red Blood Cell Count):

  • Elevated Red Blood Cell Count
  • High Red Blood Cell Count
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Primary Polycythemia
  • Secondary Polycythemia