Polycythemia rubra vera and artifactual hypoglycemia.

  title={Polycythemia rubra vera and artifactual hypoglycemia.},
  author={Ridha Arem and M K Jeang and T C Blevens and Chris Waddell and J. B. Field},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={142 12},
A patient with polycythemia rubra vera had had a leukocyte count between 55,000 and 86,000/cu mm and had had serum glucose levels as low as 8 mg/dL. Despite these low serum glucose values, the patient was asymptomatic, and a more careful investigation disclosed that the hypoglycemia was artifactual. This phenomenon, reported in other leukemic states, to our… CONTINUE READING