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Hematology (blood diseases)

Alpha Thalassemia:

Thalassemia is an inherited disorder that affects the production of normal hemoglobin (a type of protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body).

Anemia of Folate Defficiency:

Folate deficiency is the lack of folic acid (one of the B vitamins) in the blood, which can cause a type of anemia known as megaloblastic (pernicious) anemia.

Anemias:

There are many types of anemias that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Aplastic Anemia:

Aplastic anemia occurs when the bone marrow produces too few red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, making the patient susceptible to infection and making it more difficult for blood to clot.

Beta Thalassemia (Cooley's Anemia):

There are multiple types of this form of anemia, ranging from those with few or no symptoms to severe condition impacting major organs and requiring frequent blood transfusions.

Bleeding / Clotting Disorders:

Abnormalities in platelets (which regulate clotting of the blood), or defects in the blood vessels themselves, can lead to excessive bleeding. Similarly, excess clotting can cause problems by obstructing veins and arteries.

Blood Disorders:

There are many Hematology & Blood Disorders that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) / Thrombophlebitis:

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in a vein deep in the body.

G6PD (Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase) deficiency:

G6PD deficiency is the lack of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (an enzyme present in red blood cells) in the blood, which can cause a type of anemia known as hemolytic anemia.

Hemochromatosis:

Hemochromatosis, also called iron overload disease, is one of the most common genetic disorder in the US.

Hemolytic anemia:

Hemolytic anemia is a disorder in which the red blood cells are destroyed faster than the bone marrow can produce them.

Hemophilia:

Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding, or coagulation, disorder. Children with hemophilia lack the ability to stop bleeding because of the low levels, or complete absence, of specific proteins, called "factors," in their blood that are necessary for clotting.

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura:

TP is a blood disorder characterized by an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood.

Iron-deficiency Anemia:

The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency. Iron is needed to form hemoglobin.

Megaloblastic (Pernicious) Anemia:

Megaloblastic anemia is a type of anemia characterized by very large red blood cells.

Polycythemia Vera:

Polycythemia vera is a rare blood disorder in which there is an increase in all blood cells, particularly red blood cells.

Sickle Cell Disease:

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body).

Thalassemias: 

Thalassemia is an inherited disorder that affects the production of normal hemoglobin (a type of protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues in the body).

Thrombocythemia:

Thrombocythemia is a myeloproliferative disorder. It is characterized by the production of too many platelets in the bone marrow.