What Is the Spent Phase of Polycythemia Vera?

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Q:
What is the spent phase of polycythemia vera?

A:
The spent phase refers to the development in late polycythemia vera, which affects 30% of patients.

In spent phase, the bone marrow fails and patients become severely anemic, requiring repeated blood transfusions.

The spleen and liver will become greatly enlarged, even fill the entire left side of the abdomen.

Keyword: spent phase polycythemia vera

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