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What is the most common hematologic disorder?

What is the most common hematologic disorder?

Anemias, where there are not enough red blood cells or the cells do not work correctly, are among the most common blood disorders. According to the American Society of Hematology, anemia affects more than 3 million Americans.

What are some hematologic disorders?

Hematology Disorders

  • Anemia.
  • Aplastic Anemia.
  • Hemolytic Anemia.
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia.
  • Megaloblastic (Pernicious) Anemia.
  • Sickle Cell Disease.
  • Thalassemia. Alpha Thalassemia. Beta Thalassemia (Cooley’s Anemia)

What causes hematologic disease?

Many blood diseases and disorders are caused by genes. Other causes include other diseases, side effects of medicines, and a lack of certain nutrients in your diet. Common blood disorders include anemia and bleeding disorders such as hemophilia.

What are hematological symptoms?

Among the signs and symptoms of hematologic cancers and blood disorders are:

  • Bleeding or bruising easily.
  • Frequent infections.
  • Fatigue.
  • Fever.
  • Night sweats.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Bone pain (in myeloma)
  • Painless swelling of lymph nodes (in lymphoma)

What are normal hematology levels?


Red blood cell count Male: 4.35-5.65 trillion cells/L* (4.35-5.65 million cells/mcL**) Female: 3.92-5.13 trillion cells/L (3.92-5.13 million cells/mcL)
Hemoglobin Male: 13.2-16.6 grams/dL*** (132-166 grams/L) Female: 11.6-15 grams/dL (116-150 grams/L)
Hematocrit Male: 38.3-48.6 percent Female: 35.5-44.9 percent

What are hematological complications?

Hematologic Malignancies Symptoms can be very non-specific and can include fever, fatigue and bruising, but patients can also face life-threatening complications such as disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, leukostasis, and severe infections.

What is the most common cause of blood disorders?

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