Which physical findings are characteristic of polycythemia vera (PV)?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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Answer

Physical examination findings may include the following:

  • Splenomegaly (75% of patients)

  • Hepatomegaly (30%)

  • Plethora

  • Hypertension


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