Flashcards in Polycythemia Vera Deck (5)
What is polycythemia vera?
Disorder that results in Increased number of erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets. Result = thick blood
What will the client complain of?
Headache, SOB, weakness
ON assessment, what will you find?
Purple/red complexion, enlarged spleen, increased hemoglobin
With polycythemia, will clot time be increased or decreased?