Essay

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A 63-year-old man is referred to the haematology outpatient clinic by his general practitioner concerned about his persistent erythrocytosis. His most recent full blood count is as follows:

 

Haemoglobin

194 gl/

Platelets

389 x 109/l

White cell count

8.9 x 109/l

MCV

99fl

Haematocrit

0.58

 

Outline the pertinent points that should be covered in the history, examination and key investigations of this patient’s erythrocytosis.

Briefly describe the consequences and potential management of this patient’s erythrocytosis.

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