What are the disorders of Erythrocytes?
Polycythemia-abdormal excess of RBCs that can be caused by bone marrow cancer. This increase blood viscosity slowling or blocking blood flow. Can be treated by diluting or removing blood
Anemia-abdormally low RBCs or low hemoglobin that may be caused by excessive bleeding, iron deficiency (folic acid or B12 vitamin), excessive distruction of RBCs, or abnormal structure of hemoglobin
Sickle cell disease-inherited abdormality of hemoglibin. the RBCs may block blood vessels & causing pain, strokes, or infections. There are several forms of treatment so the person lives into adult hood