Acquired von Willebrand disease in patients with polycythemia rubra vera.

Platelet function and factor VIII complex were evaluated in ten patients with polycythemia rubra vera. Seven patients showed abnormal epinephrine-induced aggregation. The intracellular concentrations of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) were below normal, and the ratio of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)/ADP was greater than normal. In four of eight cases, there was… CONTINUE READING