Hemolytic anemia

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  • Rhesus Disease Research Paper

    Mildly affected infants can have little to no anemia and may show only hyperbilirubinemia because of the continuing hemolytic effect of the Rh antibodies that have crossed the placenta previously. Moderately affected infants can have a mixture of both anemia and hyperbilirubinemia/jaundice. In severe cases of fetal hyperbilirubinemia, kernicterus develops. Kernicterus is a neurological condition caused by the deposition of bilirubin into central nervous system tissues. Kernicterus typically only occurs several days after the delivery of the infant and is characterized by the loss of their Moro (startle) reflex, posture, poor feeding, inactivity, high-pitched cry or shrilling, and also seizures. Infants who overcome kernicterus may develop hypotonia, hearing loss, and also mental retardation as they grow older. Severe hemolytic anemia and jaundice is another life threatening condition that can be seen in infants affected by Rh disease from erythroblastosis fetalis. Severe forms of erythroblastosis can be characterized by extreme pale pigment of the newborn due to hematocrit levels being below 5, high output cardiac failure, ascites, edema, extramedullary hematopoiesis, and pericardial…

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  • Survival Of The Sickest By Moalem

    most important in red blood cells since it helps to get rid of chemical elements that would otherwise destroy the cell. These destructive chemical elements are called free radicals, molecules or atoms with unpaired electrons looking for a pair in already complete molecules. As free radicals search for their pair, they cause chemical reactions which can disrupt cellular chemistry and lead to the cell 's early death. The cell membranes burst and are destroyed, causing hemolytic anemia Its…

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  • Survival Of The Sickest Analysis

    where the fava bean cultivation and consumption is most common. People with favism significantly lack the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, or G6PD, which helps protect cellular integrity and clear out free radicals, which are molecules or atoms with unpaired electrons that disrupt cellular chemistry and cause a cell’s early death. Free radicals are especially dangerous in people with favism as there is not enough G6PD to clear them out, and more cells, most importantly red blood cells,…

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  • Hospital Persuasive Speech

    For doctors, the hardest part is sometimes not the years of medical school, or the vast amounts of debt, it 's taking these years of education, and explaining it simply to someone else. I could tell a woman that her next child may suffer from hemolytic anemia and she must have RhoGAM injection. However, it is highly unlikely that she would understand what I’m trying to convey by hemolytic let alone what a RhoGAM entails. Simply explaining to a ninety-year-old how to use the bed controls teaches…

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  • Leukopenia Case Study

    At this moment, this young boy fits the diagnosis of Normocytic anemia with increased red cell production along with leukopenia. The patient presents with symptoms consistent with severe anemia including of pallor, fatigue, tachycardia, tachypnea, and hypotension. The patient’s new systolic ejection murmur is most likely related to increased semilunar flow due to the anemia. The recent throat infection and subsequent antibiotic treatment are the most probable cause of these symptoms. The…

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  • Common Signs And Symptoms And Risk Factors For Anemia

    In other words, anemia may be stimulated by malnutrition, family history of anemia, alcoholism, strict vegan diet, intestinal disorders that affect nutrient absorption of the body, exposure to toxic chemicals, anemia in women during childbearing years, race, and chronic diseases. Signs and Symptoms Fatigue and weakness are the signs of mild anemia. The other signs include pasty or sallow complexion or no color in the palms, gums, nails beds, and lining of eyelids. People who are weak, get…

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  • Microcytic Anemia Case Study Essay

    compromised, and some internal organs over work in compensation for the lack of oxygen resulting in anemia. Anemia is noted when the amount of red blood cells in our body decreases, as well as reduction in the number of the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. The four classifications of anemia are, microcytic, macrocytic, normocytic, and hemolytic anemia. (Buttarro, Trybulski, Polgar Bailey, Sanberg-Cook 2013). The purpose of this discussion is to review microcytic anemia, which could be the…

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  • Hookworm Disease Essay

    anaemia. Vitamin C promotes absorption is iron and for it vitamin C rich foods like lemon * Supplementation of iron and folate tablets - Supplementary feeding through ICDS programme for pregnant women, lactating mothers and young children as also distribution of IFA supplements to women, adolescent girls and children have not met with much success. Nutritional iron deficiency is common in developing nations. An estimated two-thirds of children and of women of childbearing age in most developing…

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  • Neutropenia Case Study

    One summer after a family swimming adventure, Vaniya had shown signs of an illness that could not be contained at home. After numerous phone calls and visits to her pediatrician, the mutual decision was made to take her to the E.R. Somewhere around the fourteenth or fifteenth hour, frustration was rearing it 's ugly head just around the corner, when finally the doctor came in and said that they were going to admit her into the hospital. The diagnosis was Neutropenia with no known…

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  • An Essay On Thalassemia In Children

    There are many people in the world who carry a blood disorder and may not even know they carry the disease until they have children who have it. An estimated one in twenty people in Malaysia carry the disease known as thalassemia, and while there may only be 200,000 cases of thalassemia per year in the United States, the disease is much more prevalent in the Eastern side of the world. There are several types of thalassemia, and the disease is also known as Cooley’s anemia or Mediterranean…

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