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What is polycythemia?
RBC counts, hemoglobin and hematocit to high >65-70

Opposit of anemia
What does to many RBCS lead to?
increased visocotiy
sluding
strokes
What 3 things may lead to too many RBC's (polycythemia).
1. Polycythemia vera
2. secondary to hypoxic
injury or chronic hypoxia
3. Doping
What is polycythemia Vera
marrow out of control
Secondary to hypoxic injury or chronic hypoxia can lead to what.
increased EPO

can be normal at high altitudes.
What are two types of doping?
Autotransfusion or EPO injections
What are treatments for Polycythemia.
Phlembotomies
and
dilutions
EPO is the hormone in Erythropoiesis, what are the counter part hormones for Luekopoiesis?
Interluekins
and
colony stimulating factors.
What do interluekins and colony stimulating factors do?
some stimulate all WBC production. Others specific cell lines.
What produces interleukins and colony stimulating factors which are the hormones for Eurythropoiesis?
Most - T Helper Cells
(recall their recruitment fuction)

Macrophages