Vishwas Sakhalkar, Author at Neurology Advisor

Vishwas Sakhalkar

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Polycythemia

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has polycythemia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Polycythemia is defined as an increase in red cell mass as evidenced by increase in hemoglobin, hematocrit and number of circulating erythrocytes (RBCs). In relative polycythemia there is increase in hemoglobin due to…

Iron overload

OVERVIEW: What every practioner needs to knowAre you sure your patient has iron overload? What are the typical findings for this disease? Iron overload simply means excess iron in the body. It can occur by various mechanisms. In hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) excessive absorption of iron because of genetic defects leads to iron overload. Hemochromatosis is…

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