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POLYCYTHEMIA VERA is considered a blood disorder in which there is a thicker than normal viscosity of the blood. When a patient has the polycythemia vera disorder, there is usually an increase in the client’s hemoglobin of 18g/dl, RBC of 16 million/mm and a hematocrit of 55% or better.
SYMPTOMS that is usually associated with polycythemia vera includes an enlarged spleen, dizziness, tinnitus, fatigue, paresthesia, dyspnea, and pruritis.

TREATMENTS of polycythemia vera includes:

  • PHLEBOTOMY
  • HYDRATION
  • ANTICOAGULANT THERAPY.

B THALASSEMIA MAJOR

– reduced production of one of the globin chains in the synthesis ofHEMOGLOBIN.

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