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Conditions in which the number of red blood cells or amount of hemoglobin in them is below normal.
Blood coagulation disorders are genetic disorders that result in either hypercoagulability (where the blood clots too easily) or excessive bleeding.
Increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood. It commonly occurs in allergic reactions and in some inflammatory conditions.
Haemochromatosis can be defined as an iron overload with a hereditary cause or originating from a metabolic disorder. It mainly affects the liver, heart and endocrine glands.
Hemophilia is a genetically inherited bleeding disorder. There are two types of hemophilia: hemophilia A, or clotting factor VIII deficiency, and hemophilia B, or clotting factor IX deficiency. The degree of deficiency varies from mild to severe. About one third of hemophilia cases occur with no previous family history; this is called sporadic hemophilia. It is assumed that these cases are the result of genetic mutation.
Conditions in which the bone marrow shows qualitative and quantitative changes suggestive of a preleukaemic process, but having a chronic course that does not necessarily terminate as acute leukaemia.
Abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, in the blood. It is associated with infection, rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia, and certain vitamin deficiencies.
Platelet is disc-shaped, small cellular element in the blood, essential for blood clotting. Normally 200.000-300,000 platelets are found in 1 cubic centimeter of blood. Also called thrombocyte.
The most common inherited bleeding disorder. It affects women and men in equal numbers. Patients with this disease have diminished production of von Willebrand factor or produce a molecule that does not function normally resulting in platelets do not adhere properly when blood vessels are injured, causing long bleeding times. There are different types of this disease They vary in severity and require different treatments.
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