Hemolysis, or hemolytic anemia, is anemia brought on by the rapid bursting of huge numbers of red blood cells. Immune system dysfunction is one of the causes.
High amounts of iron in the blood and iron deposits in the liver, pancreas, and other organs are all symptoms of hemochromatosis.
Blood infections, such as bacteremia, are dangerous and may call for hospitalization as well as ongoing antibiotic infusions.
Malaria is an infection of the red blood cells by the parasite plasmodium, which is spread by mosquitoes. It results in sporadic fevers, chills, and may even cause organ damage.
This condition manifests as abnormally low levels of platelets in the blood, which can cause bleeding in extreme cases.
This is characterized by abnormally low levels of white blood cells in the blood, which makes it difficult to fight infections.
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is an unregulated process that causes bleeding and clotting to occur simultaneously in very small blood capillaries.
Hemophilia is an inherited (genetic) weakness of specific blood clotting proteins that can lead to excessive or uncontrolled bleeding.
Having an excessively high amount of red blood cells, or polycythemia, can be caused by low blood oxygen levels or a condition that resembles cancer.
A blood clot in a deep vein, generally in the leg, is known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVTs are risky because they could become dislodged and go to the lungs, where they would cause a pulmonary embolism.
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