Hyperviscosity syndrome

Last updated: Tuesday, 14, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Initial clinical assessment; FBC, blood film; ESR.

Viscosity - plasma, occasionally of value; viscosity - whole blood, rarely of value.

Paraproteinaemia, especially

Erythrocytosis (marked), especially

Leucocytosis (extreme), especially

Rheumatoid arthritis