LAWRENCE M. KOTNER, M.D.; JOHN H. TRITT, M.D.
Erythremia, or polycythemia vera, is a disease characterized by an increase in the erythrocyte count and volume of the circulating blood, splenomegaly, and various circulatory phenomena due to the increased viscosity of the blood. Neurological symptoms and signs are common in this condition as was emphasized by Vacquez and a little later by Osler in their original reports of this disease. Christian1 emphasized the neurological manifestations of this condition and stated that the failure to keep these symptoms in mind leads to mistakes in diagnosis. In his report of 10 cases of polycythemia vera, headaches and vertigo were the most
KOTNER LM, TRITT JH. CHOREA COMPLICATING POLYCYTHEMIA VERA; REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:544–548. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-3-544
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(3):544-548.
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