The Haematology Unit of Coimbra University Hospital (H.U.C.) provides differentiated health care to a vast part of the population of the central region of Portugal, where it is the only Reference Unit for Acute Leukaemia.

It comprises approximately 60 health-care professionals, all the clinical staff being employed full-time and having no other professional occupation.
Due to the fact that this Unit is part of a University Hospital, its activities cover Assistance, Research, and Teaching.

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Congenital Erythrocytosis

Congenital erythrocytoses in children and adolescents represent rare and heterogeneous clinical entities. Systematic data on the clinical presentation and laboratory evaluations as well as on the treatment of these disorders in childhood, adolescence but - with the exception of polycythemia vera - also in adults are sparse. See www.erythrocytosis.org