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Burge PS, Johnson WS, Prankerd TAJ, Morbidity and mortality in pseudopolycythaemia, Lancet, 1975;1:1266-1269,

Keywords: polycythaemia

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Sherwood Burge, Oasys Sherwood Burge

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A follow-up of 35 patients with pseudopolycythaemia showed that symptoms, high packed-cell volumes, and low plasma volumes persisted in most patients. The death-rate in these patients was six times greater than expected. Patients with pseudopolycythaemia are often regarded as having a good prognosis; however, this view should be revised in the light of these findings

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