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    Aplastic Anemia

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    Anemia is caused by the bone marrow not being able to replace red blood cells (RBCs) that are either destroyed or are taken out of circulation (Porth, 2011, p. 292). Aplastic Anemia is a potentially life threatening syndrome in which the affected person experiences pancytopenia which means there is a reduced production of red blood cells [RBCs], white blood cells [WBCs] as well as platelets. The affected person also will have hypoplastic bone marrow which means that fat replacement in the bone marrow

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    Megaloblastic Anemia

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    Anemia is a medical condition defined as having low amounts of red blood cells, thus transporting low levels of oxygen in the blood. Common symptoms include fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath. Causes for anemia vary, depending on the severity and duration of illness. Regular anemia can result with low levels of iron in the blood. (Mayo Clinic, 2014) Megaloblastic anemia is associated with megaloblastosis, a condition in which cells cannot divide properly caused by a defect in DNA synthesis

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    Anemia is a condition where the number and quality of erythrocytes in the blood decreases. There are several factors that may prompt anemia: blood loss, complications in erythrocyte production, increased erythrocyte destruction, or a combination of these. There are different types of anemia, and they are distinguished by size, shape, or the erythrocyte’s substance. The first type of anemia is macrocytic-normochromic. Macrocytic-Normochromic anemia occurs when large stem cells derive into erythrocytes

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    Essay On Aplastic Anemia

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    Abstract: Aplastic anemia is a rare haemopoetic stem-cell disorder that stems from hypocellular bone marrow, and pancytopenia, which is a medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets (Osnat et.al 2014). If only two parameters from the full blood count are low, the term bicytopenia can be used. The diagnostic approach is the same as for pancytopenia. Previous studies have shown that most patients with acquired aplastic anemia had decreased

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    Pernicious Anemia Essay

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    Anemia is a disorder of the blood. It occurs when your body does not produce enough erythrocytes or red blood cells (RBCs). Without the erythrocytes oxygen can not be adequately delivered to the tissues and organs throughout the body. This will cause you to become weak and tired. A person may also experience headaches, skin pallor, and faintness. Your body may attempt to compensate for these symptoms by speeding up the heart rate and respiratory rate. This is the body’s attempt to return oxygen

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    Iron-Deficiency Anemia

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    Iron Deficiency Anemia, Adult Iron-deficiency anemia is when you have a low amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin because you have too little iron in your body. Hemoglobin carries oxygen to parts of the body. Anemia can cause your body to not get enough oxygen. It may or may not cause symptoms. HOME CARE Medicines • Take over-the-counter and prescription medicines only as told by your doctor. This includes iron pills (supplements) and vitamins. • If you cannot handle taking iron pills by

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    Homolytic Anemia Essay

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    It had been hypothesized that hemolytic anemia may be more prominent in individuals with co-existing MTHFR gene mutation and vitamin B12 deficiency associated with elevated homocysteine levels.1,2 It was proposed that structurally defective erythrocytes and homocysteine-induced endothelial damage with microangiopathy may have caused significant peripheral hemolysis, often manifested in the peripheral blood smear as schizocytes.1 While schizocytes may be present in different hematological diseases

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    Anemia Research Paper

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    Anemia What is anemia? Anemia is a medical condition characterized by low red blood cell count or mass (hemoglobin). This can be caused by blood loss, decreased production of red blood cells, or increased red cell destruction. Some common forms of anemia include iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, thyroid disease, and liver disease. Patients with certain blood or bone marrow cancers may also develop anemia. Individuals with anemia often develop symptoms of when their hemoglobin is very low

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    Aplastic Anemia - Essay

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    Aplastic anemia is a condition where bone marrow does not produce sufficient new cells to replenish blood cells.[1] The condition, per its name, involves both aplasia and anemia. Typically, anemia refers to low red blood cell counts, but aplastic anemia patients have lower counts of all three blood cell types: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, termed pancytopenia. ------------------------------------------------- [edit]Signs and symptoms * Anemia with malaise, pallor and associated

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    Sickle-Cell Anemia

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    Sickle-Cell Anemia is an inherited, chronic blood disease in which the body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells. When the blood cells become crescent/sickle shaped, they are unable to deliver adequate amounts of oxygen to other cells. Also, these unusual “sickle” cells block blood pathways to the limbs and organs, limiting the amount of blood flowing throughout the body. It causes pain, organ damage, and anemia (low blood count). Unfortunately, however, when sufferers are born with this disease

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