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ABSTRACT: Polycythemia vera (PV) is rarely associated with pregnancy. A 34-year-old patient treated with hydroxyurea for PV became pregnant and was referred to our clinic. At the patient's request, pregnancy was continued. The patient's hematocrit level remained below 45% without any treatment throughout her pregnancy, and a healthy male infant (without any congenital malformations or complications) was delivered at 37 weeks. This case report suggests that normal pregnancy and delivery is possible in patients with PV.
American Journal of Perinatology 05/2004; 21(3):135-7. · 1.60 Impact Factor