Artifactual hypoglycemia in patients with leukemia is well recognized. We report herein that patients with polycythemia vera and erythrocytosis demonstrate a similar spurious hypoglycemia caused by accelerated in vitro metabolism of glucose.
Billington CJ, Casciato DA, Choquette DL, Morley JE. Artifactual Hypoglycemia Associated With Polycythemia Vera. JAMA. 1983;249(6):774–775. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330300058035
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