- Anxiety or stress (related to physiological response)
- Bone marrow failure (initial response is stimulation of RBC production)
- COPD with hypoxia and secondary polycythemia (related to chronic hypoxia that stimulates production of RBCs and a corresponding increase in RBCs)
- Dehydration with hemoconcentration (related to decrease in total blood volume relative to unchanged RBC count)
- Erythremic erythrocytosis (related to unchanged total blood volume relative to increase in RBC count)
- High altitude (related to hypoxia that stimulates production of RBCs)
- Polycythemia vera (related to abnormal bone marrow response resulting in overproduction of RBCs)
- Chemotherapy (related to reduced RBC survival)
- Chronic inflammatory diseases (related to anemia of chronic disease)
- Hemoglobinopathy (related to reduced RBC survival)
- Hemolytic anemia (related to reduced RBC survival)
- Hemorrhage (related to overall decrease in RBC count)
- Hodgkin’s disease (evidenced by bone marrow failure that results in decreased RBC production)
- Leukemia (evidenced by bone marrow failure that results in decreased RBC production)
- Multiple myeloma (evidenced by bone marrow failure that results in decreased RBC production)
- Nutritional deficit (related to deficiency of iron or vitamins required for RBC production and/or maturation)
- Overhydration (related to increase in blood volume relative to unchanged RBC count)
- Pregnancy (related to anemia; normal dilutional effect)
- Renal disease (related to decreased production of erythropoietin)
- Subacute endocarditis
Complete Blood Count, RBC Count has been found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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