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Transient polycythemia and multi-organ failure due to acute alcohol ingestion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11100755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
J Mishal; Y Sherer; E Magen; G Lugasi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of hematology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0939-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Hematol.     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-01     Completed Date:  2000-12-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107334     Medline TA:  Ann Hematol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  596-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine B, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects*
Ethanol / poisoning*
Multiple Organ Failure / chemically induced*,  complications*
Polycythemia / chemically induced*,  complications*
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