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Polycythemia (High Red Blood Cell Count) (cont.)

Stress Polycythemia

Stress erythrocytosis (also known as pseudopolycythemia or Gaisbock's syndrome) is seen in obese middle aged men who are being treated with a diuretic medication for hypertension. It is not unusual that such men are also cigarette smokers.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014

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