To date, patients with PV have been treated with the aim of reducing the risk for vascular complications. Am J Hematol. Treatment-related risk factors for transformation to acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes in myeloproliferative neoplasms. Barbui T, Carobbio A, Rumi E, et al. J Clin Oncol. Blood. Classification of myeloproliferative disorders in the JAK2 era: is there a role for red cell mass? Philadelphia chromosome-negative chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. treatment. The present study describes clinicopathological criteria to distinguish the 5 sequential stages proposed by Wasserman et al in the natural history of newly diagnosed PV patients. A phlebotomy is often the first treatment for polycythemia vera. ... New information has allowed amendments to traditional diagnostic criteria. Arterial oxygen saturation ≥ 92%% A3. A retrospective analysis of 248,839 patients with presumptively normal complete blood cell count results showed that 6.48% of the males had hemoglobin levels above 16.5 g/dL or hematocrit levels above 49%, whereas 0.28% of the females had hemoglobin levels above 16.0 g/dL or hematocrit levels above 48%.22 In patients with borderline hemoglobin levels, it is therefore important to assess carefully for possible causes of secondary polycythemia and perform a diagnostic workup for PV in the presence of clinical features (eg, pruritus, splenomegaly, previous thrombosis) and/or laboratory features (eg, leukocytosis, thrombocytosis) associated with MPN. The new diagnostic criteria allow a diagnosis of JAK2-unmutated PV, which is exceedingly rare. After disease has progressed to post–polycythemia vera myelofibrosis (PPV-MF), survival must be assessed according to the recently developed Myelofibrosis Secondary to PV and ET-Prognostic Model (MYSEC-PM). Blood. Interim analysis of the Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Consortium (MPD-RC) 112 global phase III trial of front line pegylated interferon alpha-2a vs. hydroxyurea in high risk polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia [ASH abstract 479]. 2014;99(4):e55-e57. The CYTO-PV (Cytoreductive Therapy in PV) randomized trial has demonstrated a reduction in fatal and nonfatal thrombotic events in the group of patients treated to maintain hematocrit levels below 45%.52 This is therefore the treatment goal in all patients with PV. doi:10.1080/10428194.2017.1300892. 2008;112(4):1402-1412. 2017;96(7):1113-1120. Such conditions include congenital erythrocy- 64 Recently, a Spanish study provided the size of this condition: overall, the criteria for hydroxyurea intolerance or resistance were found in 15% of 890 patients with PV. Splenomegaly The current WHO diagnostic criteria place these patients in the PV category, and rightfully so. Int J Lab Hematol. JAK2 mutations, which result in JAK-STAT pathway activation, are present in the vast majority of patients (the V617F mutation is present in 95% to 97% of patients,26,27 and exon 12 mutations are present in most of the remaining patients).28,29. Mascarenhas JO, Prchal JT, Rambaldi A, et al. 2010;85(2):97-100. In contemporary patients with polycythemia vera, rates of thrombosis and risk factors delineate a new clinical epidemiology. Remacha AF, Montserrat I, Santamaria A, et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. Tang G, Hidalgo Lopez JE, Wang SA, et al. 48 in women) OR raised red cell mass (>25% above predicted) A2 Mutation in JAK 2: JAK2‐negative polycythaemia vera (requires A1‐A4 plus another A or two B criteria) a a This is a very rare clinical entity. Its most prominent feature is an elevated absolute red blood cell mass because of uncontrolled red blood cell production. Interferon alfa induces a high rate of hematologic responses and can significantly reduce the JAK2 V617F allele burden.59 Even though an elevated allele burden is associated with more aggressive disease features, such as leukocytosis, splenomegaly, and increased risk for thrombosis, and even though a JAK2 V617F allele burden above 50% is associated with an increased risk for myelofibrosis evolution,8 it is still unclear whether and to what extent reduction of the mutational load translates into a clinical benefit. Sondel PM, Tripp ME, Ganick DJ, Levy JM, Shahidi NT. 2011;29(17):2410-2415. Diagnostic criteria set by the Polycythemia Vera Study Group (PVSG) Requires all three Category A criteria be present or that criterion A1, A2 and any two Category B criteria are present Category A criteria: A1. In RESPONSE-2, hematocrit control was achieved in 62% of the ruxolitinib-treated patients and 19% of those receiving best available therapy. Initial bone marrow reticulin fibrosis in polycythemia vera exerts an impact on clinical outcome. In detail, a need for phlebotomy was reported in 3.3%, uncontrolled myeloproliferation in 1.6%, failure to reduce massive splenomegaly … However, additional risk factors for thrombosis, such as leukocytosis and cardiovascular risk factors, need to be considered in the treatment algorithm of patients with PV. Major criteria remain JAK2 positivity and increased red cell volume, but Cr-51 RCM is mandatory for patients who do not meet the defined elevated hemoglobin or hematocrit value (>18.5 g/dL and 60% in men and >16.5 g/dL and 56% in women, respectively). PTG-300 doses of 10, 20, 40, 60 and 80 mg administered subcutaneously weekly were adjusted to maintain hematocrit <45%. Efficacy of pipobroman in the treatment of polycythemia vera: long-term results in 163 patients. 48. 66. 2009;27(32):5418-5424. Cox regression models and least absolute shrinkage and selection operator were employed to select the following subset of significant covariates: hemoglobin level below 11 g/dL, platelet count below 150 × 109/L, at least 3% circulating blasts, CALR-unmutated genotype, and the presence of constitutional symptoms. The need for further information about SMF led to the development of the MYSEC (Myelofibrosis Secondary to PV and ET) project, an international effort generated in 2014 to collect retrospective data on SMF. Am J Hematol. 34. A total of 168 patients have been enrolled, without significant differences in clinical presentation noted between the 2 groups. Haematologica. Therapeutic phlebotomy is used to remove excess iron and maintain low normal body iron stores in patients with hemochromatosis. 2013;122(6):893-901. Patients with PV were included if they met the Polycythemia Vera Study Group criteria, Weill Cornell Medicine criteria, and the World Health Organization 2016 criteria for a diagnosis of PV. Leukemia. Patients with PV who are older than 60 years or have had a previous thrombotic event are considered at high risk for thrombosis. Blast phase of essential thrombocythemia: a single center study. More than a century has elapsed since the appearance of the modern descriptions of polycythemia vera (PV). Thrombosis. Geyer HL, Scherber RM, Dueck AC, et al. Each discrete variable was assigned a risk point (obtained by rounding the risk coefficients): 2 points for hemoglobin level below 11 g/dL, at least 3% circulating blasts, and CALR-unmutated genotype; 1 point for platelet count below 150 × 109/L and for the presence of constitutional symptoms. Quintás-Cardama A, Kantarjian H, Manshouri T, et al. Eligibility criteria include PV diagnosis (by 2016 WHO criteria) and ≥3 phlebotomies with or without concurrent cytoreductive therapy to maintain hematocrit ≤45% in the 24 weeks prior to enrollment. Polycythemia vera is a chronic myeloproliferative disorder characterized by increased red blood cell mass. Cassinat B, Laguillier C, Gardin C, et al; PV-Nord Group. Polycythemia vera is a chronic condition that can't be cured. A recent commentary, however, warned about the risk of missing a PV diagnosis if the presence of additional MPN-associated clinical and/or laboratory features is deemed mandatory before the clinician can proceed with diagnostic screening. During this therapy, your doctor removes blood from your vein. Haematologica. Haematologica. According to guidelines from the Hemochromatosis Management Working Group (Barton et al, 1998), therapeutic phlebotomy should be initiated in men with serum ferritin levels of 300 ug/L or more and in women with serum ferritin levels of … 6. Buxhofer-Ausch V, Gisslinger H, Thiele J, et al. A complementary method, because patients with polycythemia vera are at increased risk of blood clots, is also low-dose aspirin therapy. Criteria for diagnosis of polycythemia vera (Polycythemia Vera Study Group)' ... of thrombosis, phlebotomy alone may be appropriate . During this time, much has been learned regarding disease pathogenesis and PV-associated molecular aberrations. 2016;128(22)(suppl). 42. Leukocytosis and a high allele burden are additional risk factors for thrombosis and myelofibrosis, respectively. additional information. Leukemic transformation of polycythemia vera: a single center study of 23 patients. An elevated venous haemoglobin concentration cannot be used as a surrogate marker for absolute erythrocytosis: a study of patients with polycythaemia vera and apparent polycythaemia. Corresponding author: Its most prominent feature is an elevated absolute red blood cell mass because of uncontrolled red blood cell production. Blood. Leukemia. Passamonti F. How I treat polycythemia vera. Criteria for hydroxyurea intolerance and resistance for clinical trials (not for clinical practice) have been proposed thanks to an international effort. Am J Hematol. doi:10.3324/haematol.2017.165795. 2014;89(1):52-54. Proposed criteria for the diagnosis of post-polycythemia vera and post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis: a consensus statement from the International Working Group for Myelofibrosis Research and Treatment. 2017;92(5):417-419. How is low-dose aspirin used to treat polycythemia vera? Am J Hematol. University of Insubria Am J Hematol. Pedro Exman, MD, and Sara M. Tolaney, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provide a comprehensive review of HE…, Letter From the Editor: One Step Closer to the End of COVID, The January issue of Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology is now available on our site…, Our November issue is now available online, © 2021 - Millennium Medical Publishing - All Rights Reserved. Tel: (39) 0332 393 648 Barbui T, Vannucchi AM, Carobbio A, et al. Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi. Se… Passamonti F, Maffioli M, Caramazza D, Cazzola M. Myeloproliferative neoplasms: from JAK2 mutations discovery to JAK2 inhibitor therapies. 2017. E-mail: francesco.passamonti@uninsubria.it. 30. J Clin Oncol. No definitive association has been demonstrated between the use of hydroxyurea (as a single agent, not as part of a sequence of cytotoxic drugs) and the development of AML.57 Furthermore, a large population-based study has shown that 25% of people with post-MPN AML were never exposed to cytoreductive treatment, that hydroxyurea at any dose was not associated with an increased risk for AML, and that only an increasing cumulative dose of alkylators is associated with AML.58. 28. Meet revised 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) criteria for the diagnosis of polycythemia vera. Lancet Oncol. The MPD-RC (Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Consortium) 112 Global Phase III Trial is comparing pegylated interferon alfa-2a with hydroxyurea in PV and ET. Evaluation of serum erythropoietin values as defined by 2016 World Health Organization criteria for the diagnosis of polycythemia vera [published online March 20, 2017]. 9. Vannucchi AM, Barbui T, Cervantes F, et al; ESMO Guidelines Committee. In RESPONSE, the primary endpoint was achieved in 21% of patients treated with ruxolitinib and 1% of those in the standard therapy group. Passamonti F, Rumi E, Arcaini L, et al. The resultant hyperviscosity of the blood predisposes such patients to thrombosis. ", National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Polycythemia Vera. Changing incidence of myeloproliferative neoplasms: trends and subgroup risk profiles in the USA, 1973-2011. The large set of patients with SMF included in the MYSEC project made it possible to develop a model with superior discriminatory power with respect to the IPSS in this specific subset of myelofibrosis. Alvarez-Larrán A, Ancochea A, Angona A, et al. The most frequent hematologic adverse events of any grade were anemia (14% with ruxolitinib vs 3% with best available therapy) and thrombocytopenia (3% with ruxolitinib vs 8% with best available therapy). These criteria are provided by the European LeukemiaNet research network and have been used in clinical trials. Other health conditions can cause the same symptoms as polycythemia vera. 2012;120(2):275-284. A complete hematologic remission was achieved in 24% of the patients in the ruxolitinib group and 9% of those in the standard therapy group. 2006;107(9):3676-3682. 58. The goal in polycythemia vera is to keep the hematocrit below 45. Driver mutations’ effect in secondary myelofibrosis: an international multicenter study based on 781 patients. 26. Pegylated interferon-alfa-2a induces complete hematologic and molecular responses with low toxicity in polycythemia vera. Silver RT, Chow W, Orazi A, Arles SP, Goldsmith SJ. This reduces the number of blood cells … Total red blood cell mass ≥ 36 mL/kg in males or ≥ 32 mL/kg in females A2. Final results from PROUD-PV a randomized controlled phase 3 trial comparing ropeginterferon alfa-2b to hydroxyurea in polycythemia vera patients [ASH abstract 475]. Ruxolitinib for the treatment of inadequately controlled polycythaemia vera without splenomegaly (RESPONSE-2): a randomised, open-label, phase 3b study. 2011;29(6):761-770. All rights reserved. Polycythemia refers to an increased hemoglobin concentration and/or hematocrit in peripheral blood. Your doctor will decide how often you need phlebotomy. Vannucchi AM, Verstovsek S, Guglielmelli P, et al. Landolfi R, Di Gennaro L, Barbui T, et al; European Collaboration on Low-Dose Aspirin in Polycythemia Vera (ECLAP). Am J Hematol. Haematologica. Landolfi R, Marchioli R, Kutti J, et al; European Collaboration on Low-Dose Aspirin in Polycythemia Vera Investigators. 65. 2015;372(5):426-435. Am J Hematol. 49. Br J Haematol. 2015;141(12):2131-2138. . An increase in the number of white blood cells does not usually cause noticeable signs or symptoms but can predict a higher risk of clot formation. This topic discusses the causes of polycythemia and our approach to … Some symptoms will get better, such as headaches or dizziness. Blood. 2010;116(15):2857-2858. However, the ongoing phase 3 studies will provide further results with longer follow-up. In detail, a need for phlebotomy was reported in 3.3%, uncontrolled myeloproliferation in 1.6%, failure to reduce massive splenomegaly in 0.8%, cytopenia at the lowest hydroxyurea dose to achieve response in 1.7%, and extra-hematologic toxicity in 9%. Blood. Both treatments have been well tolerated, with a dropout rate of 15%. 24. Passamonti F, Griesshammer M, Palandri F, et al. After it's done, your blood will be thinner and flow better. A unified definition of clinical resistance and intolerance to hydroxycarbamide in polycythaemia vera and primary myelofibrosis: results of a European LeukemiaNet (ELN) consensus process. Kiladjian JJ, Cassinat B, Chevret S, et al. 1 DOWNLOAD DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA 1. Total red blood cell mass ≥ 36 mL/kg in males or ≥ 32 mL/kg in females A2. Diagnostic impact of the 2016 revised who criteria for polycythemia vera. Passamonti F, Giorgino T, Mora B, et al. Distinct clustering of symptomatic burden among myeloproliferative neoplasm patients: retrospective assessment in 1470 patients. These were the modifications with the greatest effect: (1) lowering the hemoglobin threshold, allowing a diagnosis of PV at 16.5 g/dL in males and at 16.0 g/dL in females and (2) introducing a hematocrit cutoff (49% in males and 48% in females). 2012;97(11):1704-1707. Masked polycythemia vera (mPV): results of an international study. THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. The authors have no financial disclosures. Concerning toxicity, grade 3 adverse events have occurred in 14% of the hydroxyurea-treated patients and in 44% of the patients treated with pegylated interferon. The third major diagnostic criterion is the mutational characterization. Italy Molecular analysis of patients with polycythemia vera or essential thrombocythemia receiving pegylated interferon α-2a. Gianelli U, Iurlo A, Vener C, et al. Somatic mutations of JAK2 exon 12 in patients with JAK2 (V617F)-negative myeloproliferative disorders. Leuk Lymphoma. Red cell mass measurement in patients with clinically suspected diagnosis of polycythemia vera or essential thrombocythemia. In an initial analysis of 685 molecularly annotated SMF cases, all patients with PPV-MF carried the JAK2 V617F mutation, and the driver mutation distribution in PET-MF appeared similar to that in PMF, although a direct comparison was clearly not feasible.40 Furthermore, the analysis disclosed that survival varied significantly according to genotype, with patients who had CALR-mutated PET-MF living longer than those who had JAK2-mutated PPV-MF or PET-MF. The sum of risk points and age-related risk was mapped into 4 risk categories with different median overall survivals: low risk (score <11), median survival not reached; intermediate 1 risk (score ≥11 and <14), median survival of 9.3 years (95% CI, 8.1-not reached); intermediate 2 risk (score ≥14 and <16), median survival of 4.4 years (95% CI: 3.2-7.9); and high risk (score ≥16), median survival of 2 years (95% CI, 1.7-3.9). Gisslinger H, Klade C, Georgiev P, et al. Passamonti F. How to manage polycythemia vera. Blood. Abstract: Polycythemia vera (PV) is a Philadelphia chromosome–negative chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm that is associated with a Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) mutation in most cases. Barosi G, Mesa RA, Thiele J, et al; International Working Group for Myelofibrosis Research and Treatment (IWG-MRT). 2004;350(2):114-124. 47. JAK2 stimulates homologous recombination and genetic instability: potential implication in the heterogeneity of myeloproliferative disorders. Survival and prognosis among 1545 patients with contemporary polycythemia vera: an international study. Low-risk patients are commonly treated with phlebotomy and antiplatelet therapy, whereas high-risk patients receive cytoreductive treatment in addition to low-dose aspirin (depending on the type and date of the previous thrombotic event, oral anticoagulation may be indicated instead of low-dose aspirin).33, The ideal target hematocrit for either phlebotomy or cytoreduction has long been unclear, resulting in different approaches that largely depend on the clinician’s inclination. Thera-peutic phlebotomy is the best choice for the initial therapy.3 Other Medical Conditions Many medical disorders may result in erythrocytosis and polycythemia. The 2016 WHO diagnostic criteria for polycythemia vera renders an accurate diagnosis to a broader range of patients including masked polycythemia vera: comparison with the 2008 WHO diagnostic criteria. The goal is to lower the number of your blood cells. 2013;27(9):1874-1881. 67. 19. Cervantes F, Dupriez B, Pereira A, et al. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. 2012;119(10):2239-2241. Leukemia. A complementary method, because patients with polycythemia vera are at increased risk of blood clots, is also low-dose aspirin therapy. 61. Phlebotomy with iron therapy to correct the microcytic polycythemia of chronic hypoxia. The 2016 revision to the World Health Organization classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia. Furthermore, the analysis showed that using a hemoglobin cutoff of 17 g/dL in males resulted in 14% of PV diagnoses being missed; however, when males with lower hemoglobin values (≥16.5-17 g/dL) who had a platelet value of at least 440 × 109/L were included, only 3% of diagnoses were missed.23 Notwithstanding these considerations, the focus should clearly remain on diagnosing PV correctly according to the current WHO classification because doing so has significant prognostic and therapeutic implications. Sandes AF, Gonçalves MV, Chauffaille ML. This work was supported by grants from the Fondazione Matarelli in Milan, Italy, and the Fondazione Rusconi in Varese, Italy. The management of PV has changed since the discovery of the JAK2 mutation. Blood. Gangat N, Strand J, Li CY, Wu W, Pardanani A, Tefferi A. Leucocytosis in polycythaemia vera predicts both inferior survival and leukaemic transformation. The goal in polycythemia vera is to keep the hematocrit below 45. 2017;31(4):970-973. PROUD-PV (A Randomized Controlled Phase 3 Trial Comparing Ropeginterferon Alfa-2b to Hydroxyurea in Polycythemia Vera Patients) is a randomized, controlled, parallel-group multicenter phase 3 study that is being conducted in patients with PV (diagnosed according to the 2008 WHO classification) who either are treatment-naive or have been pretreated with hydroxyurea for less than 3 years. The European LeukemiaNet recommendations list hydroxyurea or interferon as second-line cytoreductive therapy for patients who received interferon or hydroxyurea first, respectively. How is medicine used to lower blood cells in order to treat polycythemia vera? Johansson PL, Safai-Kutti S, Kutti J. For some people, it's all they need for many years. 2008;130(3):336-342. For cytoreduction, hydroxyurea, an oral antimetabolite that prevents DNA synthesis by inhibiting the enzyme ribonucleoside reductase, is the most commonly used first-line agent. 18. [Analysis of prognostic factors in Chinese patients with post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis and post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis]. 2007;109(6):2446-2452. 2003;88(10):1123-1129. Blood. Cancer. Passamonti F. Prognostic factors and models in polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, and primary myelofibrosis. Verstovsek S, Vannucchi AM, Griesshammer M, et al. 27. 2008;111(3):1686-1689. Passamonti F, Rumi E, Pietra D, et al. 7. Some clinicians will aim for more stringent hematocrit control—for example, below 45%—whereas others who are satisfied with a more “relaxed” approach will seek hematocrit values between 45% and 50%, or even below 52%. Leukocytosis as an important risk factor for arterial thrombosis in WHO-defined early/prefibrotic myelofibrosis: an international study of 264 patients. 1997 Jul-Aug. 82(4):406-10. . Male and female subjects aged 18 years or older. 56. Does polycythemia vera lead to leukemia or myelofibrosis. PPV-MF is currently diagnosed according to the 2008 International Working Group-Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Research and Treatment (IWG-MRT) Criteria (Table 2),39 with histopathology clearly playing a prominent role. 33. Participants enrolled in the study were patients, aged 18–60 years, with a diagnosis of polycythaemia vera according to 2008–16 WHO criteria. Br J Haematol. 17. Passamonti F, Elena C, Schnittger S, et al. When a cytoreductive drug is necessary, hydroxyurea or interferon can be used as first-line therapy, although the demonstration of an advantage of interferon over hydroxyurea is still pending. Prognostic impact of bone marrow fibrosis in polycythemia vera: validation of the IWG-MRT study and additional observations. A 50% reduction in the total symptom score was obtained in 49% of the ruxolitinib patients vs 5% of the standard therapy patients. Thirteen subjects … 12. The goal of treating secondary polycythemia is to control its underlying cause, if possible. 2017;18(1):88-99. It is characterized by hyperplasia of the cell-forming tissues of the bone marrow, with resultant elevation of the erythrocyte count and hemoglobin level, and an increase in the number of leukocytes and platelets. Dr Passamonti is a professor of hematology in the department of medicine and surgery at the University of Insubria and head of the hematology department at the ASST Sette Laghi - Ospedale di Circolo in Varese, Italy. Furthermore, the ECLAP study showed that the incidence of thrombosis in patients younger than 65 years without prior thrombosis was 2.5% persons per year, the incidence in those older than 65 years or with prior thrombosis was 5.0% persons per year, and the incidence in patients older than 65 years with prior thrombosis was 10.9% persons per year. Mesa RA, Passamonti F. Individualizing care for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms: integrating genetics, evolving therapies, and patient-specific disease burden. Dynamic International Prognostic Scoring System (DIPSS) predicts progression to acute myeloid leukemia in primary myelofibrosis. 16. It's a lot like donating blood. De Stefano V, Za T, Rossi E, et al; GIMEMA Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Working Party. Am J Hematol. The European Working Group on MPD (EWG.MPD) extended and modified the PVSG diagnostic criteria of PV by including bone marrow histopathology. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 21. Patients are randomly assigned to receive ropeginterferon alfa-2b or hydroxyurea. 13. October 19, 2020, Medically 64. 32. You'll usually feel better, too. What is the treatment for itching as a result of polycythemia vera? 5. Overall, 45% of patients have had a hematologic response, without significant differences noted between the 2 treatments. Diagnosis of polycythemia vera requires all 3 major criteria OR the first 2 major criteria and the minor criterion. A second important modification introduced by the 2016 WHO criteria is the upgrade of histopathologic features to major diagnostic criteria. WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Marchioli R, Finazzi G, Specchia G, Masciulli A, Mennitto MR, Barbui T. The CYTO-PV: a large-scale trial testing the intensity of cytoreductive therapy to prevent cardiovascular events in patients with polycythemia vera [published online May 17, 2011]. Diagnostic Criteria. 2003;88(1):13-18. The ECLAP (European Collaboration on Low-Dose Aspirin in Polycythemia Vera) trial was the first randomized study to assess prospectively the efficacy of low-dose aspirin in reducing thrombotic events in patients with PV.32 The results of this pivotal trial led to the use of prophylactic low-dose aspirin in all patients with PV and no contraindications. The most recent update to the World Health Organization diagnostic criteria for PV was published in 2016. However, it is necessary to warn patients about possible skin and nail changes and to recommend strict dermatologic surveillance in the case of new skin lesions. 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