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Trait vs disease.: Hemoglobinopathies are a variety of inherited diseases where the hemoglobin molecule (part of RBC that attaches to o2 which all cells need to live) is malformed. Examples are sickle cell & thalassemia anemia. Abnormal gene from one parent, usually have 'trait' and live healthy life. Gene from each parent, get the disease: infection, stress, a cold, other events can set off a crisis and instability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
THALASSEMIA MINOR Pt: Is usually asymptomatic due to mild degree of anemia. No specific therapy needed. They are often misdiagnosed as iron deficiency anemia and iron rx given. They share the same risk as normal individuals for development of iron deficiency anemia from other cause, and may need iron in such case. Blood transfusion occasionally needed in woman who develop more severe "physiologic" anemia of pregnancy. ...Read more
Abnormal(high) blood: This disorder is suspected in individuals who have a very high WBC count(Like in CML) and also has a genetic abnormality(Philadelphia Chromosome present). Other patients have Myelofibrosis where there is a very big enlargement of the spleen. Occasionally it is just very platelet count(Essential Thrombocythemia(ET) ...Read more
Yes there is: Check this web site it will show all detail. http://sickle.bwh.harvard.edu/scd_prenatal.html. ...Read more
Help in Dx.female hvng haematological impaired investigation.
RBC-5.5, HCT-31, MCV-60.1, MCH-17.4, MCHC-29,platelet-160,000.
Past hx bell palsy,
This is serious: Nobody here can diagnose you. However, I am gravely concerned not just that you are severely anemic, but that you are perhaps losing blood as a result of some other serious illness. If your physician won't give you straight answers and guide you through a fast, efficient workup, ask for a hematology consult. ...Read more
Cause of hemolysis: Once hemolysis is thought to be occurring, the cause is saught. The causes are many. Some are inherent to the red blood cell (sickle cell, spherocytosis, thalassemia, g6pd deficiency). Some are from antibodies. Some are from other causes of destruction within the blood vessels (mechanical heart valves, hemolytic uremic syndrome). This work up is quite involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can MCV be normal if peripheral smear for blood show microcytic hypochromic anemia without B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency?
What causes hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia ? what are the best diagnosis tests to determine hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia?
The bad cells: In simplest terms, the sickle ("bad") cells need to be removed because they get "trapped" in the liver where they are disposed of. These cells don't live as long as normal red blood cells, so the liver is working over time. ...Read more
No single treatment: Comprehensive sickle cell care at any age increases life expectancy of patients with sickle cell anemia. Children form birth to 5 years of age should receive penicillin prophylaxis. Children should receive immunizations on time. Newer data suggest that most sickle cell patients, including young children, benefit from hydroxyurea. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is potentially curative. ...Read more
Many: Treatments for sickle cell disease include hydroxyurea, blood transfusions, or even bone marrow transplants in certain cases. It depends on the severity of disease. Treating pain crises is also a very important part of managing the side effects of the disease. Because sickle cell disease can affect many organs in the body, it is essential to receive care from an expert in sickle cell disease. ...Read more
Thalassemia : This is a genetic hemolytic blood disorders transmitted to you from your parents in your genes & instead of having the normal Hgb A, it becomes abnormal Hgb. there are different types of thalassemia. If both parents are carriers or have the disease then the offspring might get the disease. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you be more....: Specific? I'm not sure which congenital hemolytic anemia you are speaking of. There are many causes of hemolysis from intrinsic red cell abnormalities. They are generally subdivided into hemoglobinopathies, membranopathies and enzymopathies. Their mechanisms of red cell compromise are different, as is treatment. Our hematology grop at primary children's in slc is xlnt and always here to help. ...Read more
Not commonly: Most cases of this condition reflect deficiencies of key vitamins (b12, folic acid) and occur due to dietary deficiencies, pregnancy, pernicious anemia, medications. Rare inherited forms can occur in which the carrier proteins for B12 may be low for example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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