Isolated cerebellar infarction as a presenting symptom of polycythemia vera

Nir Hilzenrat, Down Zilberman, Emanuel Sikuler

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    Although polycythemia vera is one of the reported causes for cerebral infarction, isolated cerebellar infarction, a rare disorder, was never reported in combination with polycythemia vera. This is a report of a 72-year-old woman in whom isolated cerebellar infarction was the presenting manifestation of polycythemia vera. The patient was treated with recurrent phlebotomies until the hematocrit decreased to <45%. This treatment was followed by marked neurological improvement. A better awareness of the possibility of cerebellar infarction in polycythemia vera may disclose additional cases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)204-206
    Number of pages3
    JournalActa Haematologica
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992


    • Cerebellar infarction
    • Polycythemia vera

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Hematology


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