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What is fanconi anemia?

What is fanconi anemia?

Low blood production: Fa is an inherited disorder of blood cell production. It usually develops slowly over years. The blood counts are abnormal, and this be treated with medications or bone marrow transplant. These patients will also have a tendency to develop certain cancers. Fa patients can be short and have skeletal abnormalities, commonly abnormal thumbs. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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How is autoimmune hemolytic anemia diagnosed?

How is autoimmune hemolytic anemia diagnosed?

Bloodwork: An examination may reveal an enlarged spleen. Tests include: direct coombs' test hemoglobin in the urine indirect coombs' test red blood cell count and serum hemoglobin reticulocyte count serum bilirubin levels serum haptoglobin. ...Read more

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What is sickle cell anemia?

What is sickle cell anemia?

Hereditary: Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary condition where some of the red blood cells become sickle shaped and rigid, and can't get through the smallest capillaries. Blocked circulation causes extreme pain in joints, abdomen, or chest. ...Read more

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Is sickle cell anemia painful?

Is sickle cell anemia painful?

Pain crisis=painful: Sickle cell anemia itself is not painful . However sickle cell anemia can be complicated with crisis episode either in a form of sickle cell pain crisis ( this is painful), or other episode such as acute chest syndrome , stroke etc. ...Read more

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Why is sickle cell anemia painful?

Why is sickle cell anemia painful?

Poor circulation: In sickle cell disease red cell stick together and block circulation to extremity and other organ so it cause pain crisis. ...Read more

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What makes sickle cell anemia so significant?

What makes sickle cell anemia so significant?

Chronic disease: Sickle cell disease is so significant in that it is a chronic disease that affects almost every organ. Like diabetes, the effects of sickle cell, crises, and transfusions can permanently affect the heart, the kidneys, the liver, the lungs, and the brain. ...Read more

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What is Coombs negative hemolytic anemia with large granular lymphocytosis. ?

What is Coombs negative hemolytic anemia  with large granular lymphocytosis. ?

Multifactoral: Coombs (-) hemolytic anemia means that you have evidence of hemolysis (RBC fragmentation) that is not immune mediated. Potential causes include medications, artificial valves, microangiopathic causes, and disorders involving the RBC membrane, etc. Large granular lymphocytosis may be reactive or represent a leukemia if absolute levels are 2-20,000 and sustained for >6 mo in your peripheral blood. ...Read more

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Is autoimmune hemolytic anemia hereditary?

Is autoimmune hemolytic anemia hereditary?

No: It can be due to an underlying autoimmune disorder, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. In this case, the underlying autoimmune disorder may be hereditary; but the autoimmune hemolytic anemia is not hereditary. It is simply the manifestation of the underlying disorder. There are also several causes of autoimmune hemolytic anemia that are not inherited. ...Read more

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What is sideroblastic anemia?

Sideroblastic anemia: The marrow produces ringed nucleated cells instead of healthy RBC's. This may be genetic or myelodysplatic - the latter is bad as there is a high rate of a blood cancer. The ringed cells cannot use the Iron that is available. ...Read more

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What is d cell lymphoma?

What is d cell lymphoma?

T cell lymphoma?: I think you mean t cell lymphoma, a cancer of t cells or thymocytes that can cause lymph gland enlargement, low blood counts, fevers, and sweats. A particular subtype is gamma-delta (the greek letter for d) hepatosplenic lymphoma, which could also be what you're referring to. A good source of information is the leukemia & lymphoma society of america's website. ...Read more

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Is malaria and sickle cell anemia related?

Sickle cell Trait: can offer some protective value regarding severity of malarial disease. In a person who has sickle-cell trait – the red blood cells are destroyed prematurely before the Plamodium can reproduce. According to one study “Sickle cell trait provides 60% protection against overall mortality. Most of this protection occurs between 2-16 months of life, before the onset of clinical immunity..." ...Read more

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What is anemia megaloblastica?

Megaloblastic anemia: Megaloblastic anemia (or megaloblastic anaemia) is an anemia (of macrocytic classification) that results from inhibition of DNA synthesis during red blood cell production.[1]The defect in red cell DNA synthesis is most often due to hypovitaminosis, specifically a deficiency of vitamin B12 and/or folic acid. ...Read more

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What is hemolytic anemia?

What is hemolytic anemia?

RBC breakdown: There are many possibilities that would cause RBC breakdown. Antibodies, abnormal RBC membranes (spherocytosis), abnormal hemoglobins (sickle cell, thalassemia), abnormal RBC enzymes. If hemolytic ane is is suspected, many tests may be ordered. ...Read more

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Is angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma still treatable if in the marrow, anemia, low platelets, swelling?

Is angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma still treatable if in the marrow, anemia, low platelets, swelling?

T cell lymphoma: It is treatable but need careful supervision under the oncologist as chemo can be detrimental with low blood counts but sometimes that is the only way marrow can be cleared of lymphoma so lot of thinking needs to be done in selecting appropriate chemo for such patients. ...Read more

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Is sickle cell anemia hereditary?

Yes.: it is an autosomal recessive disorder, meaning that both parents must be carriers of the mutation. If they are, the chance of each child being affected is 1 in 4. ...Read more

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What is folate-deficiency anemia?

What is folate-deficiency anemia?

Megaloblastic anemia: Folate (folic acid) is a "building block" for red blood cells. Without it, the red cells comes out big, blown up and not made efficiently. Fortunately, folate (folic acid) is plentiful in fresh fruits and vegetable. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cooley anemia?

What sort of disease is cooley anemia?

Cooley Anemia: Cooley's anemia aka beta thalassemia or mediterranean anemia. It is a complicated set of disorders resutling in the underproduction of beta globin chains and subsequent underproduction of hemoglobin and the associated anema. ...Read more

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Is polychromasia typically associated with microcytic anemia (iron deficient anemia)?

Is polychromasia typically associated with microcytic  anemia (iron deficient anemia)?

Iron deficiency is: Usually hypo chromic. Polychromasia is seen in rapidly changing circumstances like hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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What kind of disorder is sickle cell anemia?

What kind of disorder is sickle cell anemia?

Genetic: With ss disease a genetic mutation changes the gene sequencing needed for normal hemoglobin production.The alteration changes the way the hemoglobin handles the oxygen molecule as it carries it in the blood.The blood cell then becomes distorted in the small capillaries and the spleen.The cell breaks down rapidly and or remains trapped.Anemia is a chronic problem. ...Read more

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Is sickle cell anemia a severe condition?

Depends: It depends on the type of sickle cell disease a patient has, and how many attacks they get in a year and how severe those attacks are. ...Read more

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What’s the situation with the anemia drugs?

What’s the situation with the anemia drugs?

Procrit (epoetin alfa)?: Please elaborate your question. If you talk about Procrit (epoetin alfa) and the like... in the US, primary care physicians have some restrictions to prescribe it. You have to make sure Pt iron storage is good (ferritin >100). ...Read more

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People with cooley’s anemia typically have what symptoms?

Beta thal major: Cooley's anemia is known as beta thalassemia major. Starting during the first year of life, they have profound and life-long transfusion-dependent anemia, large liver/spleen , and skeletal deformities due to bone marrow expansion; they are prone to infection and skeletal fractures and, unless appropriately treated, die during adolescence of iron overload syndromes. ...Read more

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What is anemia?

What is anemia?

Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you are anemic you have less of this oxygen-carrying capability and symptoms include fatigue, racing heart and dizziness. It is usually treated with iron supplements. ...Read more

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What is anemia?

What is anemia?

Anemia: A low red blood cell count. Many potential causes that need investigation. ...Read more

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What ia anemia?

Low blood hemoglobin: Anemia is low blood hemoglobin (red blood cell part). It can be caused from many things, but particularly blood loss in menstruation from women and from cancer in the colon, or kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is anemia?

Low red blood cells: Anemia is a low number of red blood cells. The most common reason is low iron stores, but there are many other causes. In any case, if someone is anemic they need to find out why ...Read more

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Is anemia cureble?

Is anemia cureble?

There are many ways: The therapeutic approach taken depends upon the underlying cause, and causes of anemia are many and varied. They can result from impaired rbc production (eg., nutritional deficiencies, marrow infiltration, etc), hematoma, blood loss (gi bleed, hemorrhage, epistaxis, etc.), hemolysis, thalassemia, hemoglobinopathies, etc. Do you have a specific cause that you would like information about re: rx? ...Read more

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What causes anemia?

What causes anemia?

Good question: Anemia is simply a red cell mass insufficient to meet the needs of the tissues without triggering compensatory mechanisms. A mathematical definition is a red cell mass that is more than 2 standard deviations below the mean for age and sex. There are many causes of anemia, that reflect either decreased production or increased losses. If this is an issue for you, you need to be evaluated by your dr. ...Read more

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What causes anemia?

Different causes: Anemia is a general term essentially meaning a low red blood cell count. There are lots of causes of different types of anemia. Iron deficiency is one of the more common types. A B12 deficiency can cause a different type. Your doctor can runs tests to try to determine a specific cause. If the problem remains, the patient should see a hematologist. ...Read more

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What causes anemia?

Good question: Anemia is simply a red cell mass insufficient to meet the needs of the tissues without triggering compensatory mechanisms. A mathematical definition is a red cell mass that is more than 2 standard deviations below the mean for age and sex. There are many causes of anemia, that reflect either decreased production or increased losses. If this is an issue for you, you need to be evaluated by your dr. ...Read more

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What causes anemia ?

Many reasons: It coul be so many reasons including low iron, b12, fa etc. ...Read more

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How is anemia treated?

How is anemia treated?

Depends on cause: Anemia is a broad diagnosis and treatment is based on the cause and severity of the condition. The most common cause is iron deficiency from chronic blood loss (menstruation, gastrointestinal) which is treated with iron replacement. Always check with your doctor since other important work-up may be needed to address more serious problems. ...Read more

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What is anemia/enimic?

This is the: Term for a low number of red blood cells. There are dozens of causes. ...Read more

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What exactly is anemia?

Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool, red blood cell instability [hemoglobinopathies] or destruction [hemolysis]), the bodies inability to produce new red blood cells (for example iron deficiency), or a combination of these. Many causes of anemia are treatable, and some are inherited (sickle cell). A hematologist can help. ...Read more

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What are signs of anemia?

What are signs of anemia?

Depends on severity: The signs would depend on the severity of the anemia. It could be without any significant sign or symptom- when the anemia is very mild- and anemia is only shown up by slight decrease level of hemoglobin. When it is more severe- one may look pale, decrease blood pressure, increase heart rate and symptoms wold be more obvious such as fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest discomfort etc. ...Read more

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Foods that battle anemia?

Foods that battle anemia?

Find cause first: It is important to find the cause of anemia first. It may be due to deficiency of iron, folic acid, b12, blood loss, hemolysis, bone marrow failure etc and each of these has a different treatment. ...Read more

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What are the types of anemia?

What are the types of anemia?

Different types: Bsically anemia means that you don't have enough red blood cells in your body. Main reasons: 1) blood loss - may be subtle like menstrual periods, 2) destruction of blood cells (hemolytic anemias, - various diseases and some drugs 3) not making enough blood cells (bone marrow issues - can be caused by diseases of the marrow or many drugs - including chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the signs of anemia?

Mostly none: There is most of the time no symptom of anemia until a certain degree when the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood is compromised then it may cause fatigue, easy fatigability or dyspnea with exertion. It is mostly found by the blood test surreptitiously. ...Read more

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What is anemia megaloblastica?

Megaloblastic anemia: Megaloblastic anemia (or megaloblastic anaemia) is an anemia (of macrocytic classification) that results from inhibition of DNA synthesis during red blood cell production.[1]The defect in red cell DNA synthesis is most often due to hypovitaminosis, specifically a deficiency of vitamin B12 and/or folic acid. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anemia?

Low RBCs: Anemia is a low red blood cell (rbc) count, also measured by hemoglobin, which is the oxygen-carrying protein within the rbc. Anemia is secondary to decreased RBC production (bone marrow disease, nutrition, kidney dz, etc) or increased destruction ("hemolytic")/blood loss (surgery, trauma, GI bleeding, etc). ...Read more

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