TITLE

Transient polycythemia and multi-organ failure due to acute alcohol ingestion

AUTHOR(S)
Mishal, J.; Sherer, Y.; Magen, E.; Lugasi, G.
PUB. DATE
October 2000
SOURCE
Annals of Hematology;Oct2000, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p596
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Relative polycythemia is characterized by elevated hematocrit with normal red cell mass and results from decreased plasma volume. We present a case of a 39-year-old man who had at least two episodes of severe relative polycythemia and multi-organ failure following acute alcohol ingestion. Although the acute dehydrating effects of alcohol are well known, they usually result in an indolent course. This is the first report of recurrent severe polycythemia and multi-organ failure following acute alcohol consumption.
ACCESSION #
15684637

 

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