Thrombocytopenia

November 4, 2016 M Hanna 0

Normal platelet count range: 150 – 400 x 109/L Thrombocytopenia at < 100 x 109/L; bleeding occurs at <20 x 109/L Thrombocytopenia results from: decreased …[Read More]

Hematopoiesis

November 4, 2016 M Hanna 0

Hematopoiesis Overview:  Definition: the process of making blood cells. Location: in the bone marrow after birth. Production: 250 x 10^9 blood cells per day Natural …[Read More]

Anemia work-up

November 4, 2016 M Hanna 0

Three types: marrow production defects (hypoproliferation) red cell maturation defects (ineffective erythropoiesis) decreased red cell survival (blood loss/hemolysis). Complete Blood Count MCHC = mean cell …[Read More]