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Multiple paragangliomas associated with polycythemia

Disease definition

A rare, endocrine disease characterized by early onset of polycythemia, and later occuring multiple parangliomas. Clinical presentation includes hypertension, headaches, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, and high concentration of red blood cells, leading to increased risk of stroke and pulmonary thrombembolism.


Classification level: Subtype of disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Multiple paragangliomas associated with erythrocytosis
    • Paraganglioma-somatostatinoma-polycythemia syndrome
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: -
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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