Gaisbock Syndrome

Gaisbock Syndrome (Emotional Polycythemia; Stress Erythrocytosis)

General: Prevalent in men, heavy smokers; associated with emotional tension and stress.

Ocular: Afferent pupillary defect; conjunctivitis; central retinal vein occlusion; cystoid macular edema; peripapillary retinal hemorrhage; glaucoma.

Clinical: Obesity; hypertension; stress; vascular disease; plethora.

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Gaisbock F. Die Bedeutung des Blutdruckmessung fur die arztlichen Praxis. Dtsch Arch Klin Med 1905; 83:363.