ASSOCIATION OF CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT WITH POLYCYTHEMIA VERA

Saamia Arshad, Tahir Iqbal, Wajahat Sultan Baig

Abstract


Polycythemia Vera is a rare myeloproliferative neoplasm usually having ischemic stroke/thrombotic episode as presenting complaint. The patient reported had history of Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) two years back but blood cell counts were normal that time with no Polycythaemia Vera.

Keywords: Polycythemia Vera; Cerebrovascular accident; myeloproliferative neoplasm


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