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Re: polycythemia vera

Re: polycythemia vera

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Posted by Ann Marie Casella on February 05, 2000 at 19:00:49:

In Reply to: Re: polycythemia vera posted by Pat G. on January 31, 2000 at 15:20:34:

: : I have had pv for 4.5 years now I'm 49 . Recently I've been experiencing itching especially my legs that dosesn't respond to phelobotomy or anti itch drugs. I'm looking for an alternative treatment. I have had pv for 22 years. I am a 54 year old female so I know I don't fit the profile. My only suggestion for itchy legs is to avoid hot showers or baths. For me the problem is worse when the red cell count is high so have the CBC often. I have them monthly.
I am a nurse practioner student in the senior year. I am completing a report on Polycythemia for my peers. I would appreciate any input for you on the disease process, what treatments and complications you have had and how you were diagnosed. thank you in advance.
Ann Marie Casella RN NP Student Monmouth University




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