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  1. low number of red blood cells
  2. The body produces too many blood cells, from an unknown cause. The excess red blood cells usually create no problems but may cause blood clots in some people.
    Polycythemia vera
  3. A mosquito's bite transmits a parasite into a person's blood, where it infects red blood cells. Periodically, the red blood cells rupture, causing fever, chills, and organ damage
  4. A form of blood cancer that develops in the lymph system. In lymphoma, a white blood cell becomes malignant, multiplying and spreading abnormally.
  5. are the two major groups of lymphoma.
    Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  6. -A form of blood cancer in which a white blood cell becomes malignant and multiplies inside bone marrow.
    -may be acute or chronic
    -Chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation can be used to treat leukemia, and may result in a cure.
    Leukemia :
  7. A blood cancer in which a white blood cell called a plasma cell becomes malignant. The plasma cells multiply and release damaging substances that eventually cause organ damage.
    -has no cure, but stem cell transplant and/or chemotherapy can allow many people to live for years with the condition.
    -Multiple myeloma
  8. - A family of blood cancers that affect the bone marrow.
    -often progresses very slowly, but may suddenly transform into a severe leukemia. --Treatments may include blood transfusions, chemotherapy and stem cell transplant.
    Myelodysplastic syndrome
  9. A low number of platelets in the blood; numerous conditions cause .......
    but most do not result in abnormal bleeding.
  10. The body produces too many platelets, due to an unknown cause;
    -the platelets do not work properly, resulting in excessive clotting, bleeding, or both.
    Essential thrombocytosis
  11. Essential thrombocytosis
    primary thrombocythemia
  12. A low platelet count caused by a reaction against heparin, a blood thinner given to many hospitalized people to prevent blood clots
    Heparin -induced thrombocytopenia
  13. A rare blood disorder causing small blood clots to form in blood vessels throughout the body; platelets are used up in the process, causing a low platelet count.
    Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
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