blood disorders that are brought on by medical treatment
imbalance in numbers of types of cells
decreased number ow white blood cells
deficient cell production due to a bone marrow disorder
too few platelets
decrease in granulocyte production
a test that measures the volume of blood cells in relation to the volume of plasma
excess number of red blood cells
yellowing discoloration of the skin and sclera of the eyes as a result of excessive destruction of red blood cells (hemolysis). When red blood cells are ruptured, biliruibn is released. The pigment enters the blood stream causing jaundice.
bleeding of the gums
bruises, small, red pinpoint lesions - typical of thrombocytopenic purpura
bleeding into the joints
a state in which there are insufficient numbers of funcitoning RBC's or lack of hemoglobin.
decreased volume of circulating blood.
destruction of red blood cells
separation of white cells
inflammation of the mouth
decreased platelet count - less that 150,000/mm3
small areas of multiple petechiae in the skin and mucous membranes