Secondary Polycythemia Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is secondary polycythemia?

Which conditions must be differentiated from secondary polycythemia?

What are the symptoms of secondary polycythemia?

What is the pathophysiology of secondary polycythemia?

What is the prevalence of secondary polycythemia?

Presentation

Which history is characteristic of secondary polycythemia?

Which physical symptoms suggest secondary polycythemia?

What causes secondary polycythemia?

Which conditions may lead to stimulation of EPO production and secondary polycythemia?

When causes inappropriate stimulation of EPO production in secondary polycythemia?

What are congenital causes of polycythemia?

What are low EPO-dependent polycythemias?

What is testosterone-associated polycythemia?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Secondary Polycythemia?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the evaluation of secondary polycythemia?

How is red blood cell mass measured in the evaluation of secondary polycythemia?

How is plasma volume measured in the evaluation of secondary polycythemia?

What is the role of arterial oxygen measurement in the evaluation of secondary polycythemia?

What is the role of carboxyhemoglobin measurement in the evaluation of secondary polycythemia?

How are arterial and venous oxygen levels measured in the evaluation of secondary polycythemia?

What is the role of endogenous serum levels of EPO in the evaluation of secondary polycythemia?

What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of secondary polycythemia?

Treatment

What are the indications for medical care of secondary polycythemia?

What is included in the treatment of secondary polycythemia?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of secondary polycythemia?

Medications

Which medications are used to treat secondary polycythemia?

Follow-up

What are complications of secondary polycythemia?

What is the prognosis of secondary polycythemia?