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Re: Is polycythemia a cause of renal hypertension?

Date: Fri Feb 19 08:42:45 1999
Posted By: Lillian Mundt, Faculty, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 919019906.Me

In polycythemia there is an increase in the production of blood cells, leading to a "hyper viscous" state in the blood. This results in general hypertension which can affect every organ. My resources make no connection directly to kidney function, but there still may be an indirect relationship between polycythemia and renal hypertension.

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