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hematologic conditions

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a decrease in RBC's or their oxygen carrying capabilities, due to decreased blood volume,hemoglobin or other factors Anemia
An excessive number of RBC's in the bloodstream Polycythemia
The RBC's and hemoglobin do not form properly and RBC's are "sickle shaped" Sickle Cell Anemia
Large numbers of immature WBC's are released into the bloodstream (Cancer) Leukemia
Short term elevation in WBC's due to infection - natural response Leukocytosis
Decrease in WBC production, usually due to chemotherapy or steroids Leukopenia
Dysfunction of the clotting mechanism of blood Hemophilia
Decrease in platelet production Thrombocytopenia
Clot within the Vascular System Thrombus
Moving clot within the Vascular System Embolus
Unusual condition in which multiple small clots form in all blood vessels (DIC) Dissiminated Intravascular Coagulation
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