Posttransplant erythrocytosis: an enigma revisited.

Posttransplant erythrocytosis (PTE) is an often-recognized but poorly understood complication of renal transplantation. Defined as a persistently elevated hematocrit (> 0.51), it occurs most commonly during the first 2 years posttransplant in hypertensive males with excellent allograft function. Its consequences are disputed, but may include increased risk… (More)