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Why is it that a history of liver disease significant when looking at pathologies of the blood?

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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Blood will tell

Chronic liver disease can cause a few blood diseases: -low platelets -anemia -low wbc -prolonged pt leading to bleeding also, hemochromatosis, or iron overload, can lead to liver disease and premature cirrhosis.
So there are several reasons why a student of hematology would want to know about blood diseases.

In brief: Blood will tell

Chronic liver disease can cause a few blood diseases: -low platelets -anemia -low wbc -prolonged pt leading to bleeding also, hemochromatosis, or iron overload, can lead to liver disease and premature cirrhosis.
So there are several reasons why a student of hematology would want to know about blood diseases.
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