GURTH CARPENTER, M.B., M.R.C.P.; HENRY SCHWARTZ, M.D.; A. EARL WALKER, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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The cause of so-called polycythemia rubra vera is at present not known. It seems possible that it is a symptom complex which future observation will classify into a number of different types.
The signs and symptoms of neurological involvement in polycythemia rubra vera occur with extreme frequency (Osler,25 Christian,8 Mendel,22 Brockbank4), and indeed "it appears that neurologic manifestations are among the commonest symptoms in polycythemia vera" (Sloan30).
However, the association of polycythemia rubra vera with intracranial neoplasia is an event of the greatest rarity, and there is no detailed report in the literature of its occurring with a subtentorial
CARPENTER G, SCHWARTZ H, WALKER AE. NEUROGENIC POLYCYTHEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:470–481. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-3-470
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(3):470-481.
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