Blood Diseases and Disorders
- AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By killing or damaging cells of the body's immune system, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. » read more..
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
A degenerative and fatal nervous system disorder. Affected individuals can remain asymptomatic for decades after infection and then progress rapidly to dementia, severe loss of coordination and death. » read more..
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection
Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is found universally throughout all geographic locations and socioeconomic groups, and infects. » read more..
Leptospirosis is a bacterial zoonosis disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira » read more..
- Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disease or a disorder of the blood, which occurs when antibodies from the immune system attack the body’s platelets, which are the cells that help the blood to clot. » read more..
- Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)
Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is the term used when this new immune system attacks your body. Your donor's cells see your body as "foreign" and attack it–causing damage » read more..
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Lupus is one of many disorders of the immune system known as autoimmune diseases. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system turns against parts of the body it is designed to protect. This leads to inflammation and damage to various body tissues. » read more..
Approximately 300 million people worldwide are affected by malaria and between 1 and 1.5 million people die from it every year. » read more..
Hemophilia is the oldest known hereditary bleeding disorder. There are two types of hemophilia, A and B (Christmas Disease). » read more..
- Benign White Cell Disorders: Leukocytosis
Leukocytosis is an increased number of leukocytes, or white blood cells (WBCs) above the normal range for age and sex, in the blood » read more..
- Macroglobulinemia of Waldenstrom(WM) - Plasma Cell Disorders
Macroglobulinemia of Waldenstrom(WM) is a cancer of the B lymphocytes/ B-cells (a type of white blood cell). Such cancer is called lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. » read more..
Anemia is a common blood disorder, which is caused when there is a drop in hemoglobin or hematocrit in the blood. » read more..
Thrombocythemia is a myeloproliferative blood disorder. » read more..
Myelofibrosis is a disorder in which fibrous tissue replaces the blood-producing cells in the bone marrow, resulting in abnormally shaped red blood cells, anemia, and an enlarged spleen. » read more..
Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism—the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food we eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body.» read more..
- Blood cholesterol
Blood cholesterol narrows the arteries and can slow down or block Blood flow to the heart. With less Blood, the heart gets less oxygen. With not enough oxygen to the heart, there may be chest pain, heart attack, or even death » read more..
- Lymphatic filariasis
Lymphatic filariasis is a blood disease caused by nematode worms circulating in the bloodstream of infected persons. » read more..
A most often hereditary Blood disorder that causes body tissue to absorb and store too much iron. » read more..
- High Blood Pressure
The most common risk factor for heart and kidney diseases and stroke. High Blood pressure, or hypertension, is defined in an adult as a systolic pressure (top number) of 140 mm Hg or higher and/or a diastolic pressure (bottom number) of 90 mm Hg or higher. » read more..
Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells, usually the white blood cells. Leukemic cells look different than normal cells and do not function properly. » read more..
Polycythemia is a disorder of having more red cells and there is also a slow, steady buildup of white cells and platelets. Blood volume also increases putting the patient at a higher risk of Blood clots and stroke. » read more..
Sepsis is an overwhelming and life-threatening bacterial infection of the Blood and body organs caused by bacteria.Sepsis infection can lead to a form of shock, known as septic shock. » read more..
- Sickle cell disease
A hereditary Blood disease resulting from a single amino acid action of the red Blood cells. Generally have no symptoms ,Live normal lives ,Can pass the sickle cell gene on to their children. » read more..
A group of fatal genetic Blood disorders. The WHO recognizes Thalassemia as the most prevalent inherited genetic Blood disorder in the world. » read more..
When the platelets try to patch up an injury within a small Blood vessel and completely plug it up instead. This plug obstructs the normal flow of Blood and can result in a heart attack or stroke. » read more..
Hepatitis is a gastroenterological disease, featuring inflammation of the liver. The clinical signs and prognosis, as well as the therapy, depend on the cause. » read more..
Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by parasites that belong to the genus Leishmania and is transmitted by the bite of certain species of sandfly » read more..
- Lyme disease
Lyme disease is associated with the bite of the eastern deer tick, and can cause an illness that affects many systems within the body. » read more..
- Chagas Disease
This disease, properly named Chagas' Disease, is caused by a parasite that infects an estimated 18 million people worldwide, causing death from heart and digestive problems » read more..
Babesiosis is a rare malaria-like parasitic disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Babesia, which belongs to the phylum Apicomplexa. » read more..
Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a microscopic parasite that can live inside the cells of humans and animals, especially cats and farm animals. » read more..
- West Nile Virus
West Nile virus is an infectious disease that made its first appearance in the United States in 1999. The microbe that causes the infection belongs to a group of disease-causing viruses known as flaviviruses, which are usually spread by ticks or mosquitoes. » read more..
- Von Willebrand disease
Von Willebrand disease, or vWD, is an inherited bleeding disorder - meaning it's passed from parent to child through genes - that affects the blood's ability to clot properly. It takes its name from Dr. Erik von Willebrand, who first described the condition in 1926 » read more..
- Chikungunya Fever
Chikungunya fever is a viral disease transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes(Aedes aegypti (the yellow fever mosquito)). Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a member of the genus Alphavirus, in the family Togaviridae. » read more..