JOHN A. BOONE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HORACE G. SMITHY, M.D.
The first case of vena caval thrombosis associated with polycythemia was reported by Ragins and Coe in 1943.1 In their patient the polycythemia developed under observation subsequent to a thrombosis of both the superior and inferior vena cava. The patient did not recover and an autopsy disclosed the vena caval obstruction which had been suspected clinically. Before the thrombosis the hemoglobin was 85 per cent and the red blood count 4,900,000. After the thrombosis the hemoglobin rose to 100 per cent and the red blood count to 7,960,000.
We wish to report a similar case which recovered and subsequently developed
BOONE JA, SMITHY HG. VENA CAVAL THROMBOSIS WITH POLYCYTHEMIA AND LEG ULCER1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:513–517. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-3-513
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(3):513-517.
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