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Hematology & Immunology Disorders - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides a basic overview of hematology and immunity disorders. Follow along with our expert instructors to explore the causes and treatments of anemia, coagulopathy, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia and immune deficiency diseases. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Differentiate between several anemia types
- Assess coagulopathy treatments
- Understand the causes of leukopenia and thrombocytopenia
- Evaluate different types of immune deficiency diseases
These lessons are accessible on any computer or mobile device, and you can revisit them whenever you need to brush up on these disorders. We've also included lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to help you solidify your understanding of the material. If you have any questions, you can submit them to our instructors online at any time.
1. Anemia: Types and Causes
Your red blood cells have a unique design that differentiates them from all other cells. This unique design makes them exceptional oxygen carriers. But if this ability to carry oxygen is compromised, the result is a form of anemia, such as pernicious anemia, aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia.
2. Coagulopathies: Types, Causes & Treatment
A coagulopathy is a bleeding disorder that causes excessive bleeding or excessive clotting of the blood. This lesson will discuss the types, causes, and treatments of different coagulopathies.
3. What is Leukopenia? - Causes & Types
Leukopenia is a decreased number of white blood cells. This can leave a person vulnerable to infections. Learn about the different types of leukopenia: neutropenia and lymphopenia and their causes.
4. What is Thrombocytopenia? - Definition, Causes & Treatment
Thrombocytopenia is a blood disorder in which there are too few platelets in the blood. This results in problems with blood clotting. Learn about the causes of thrombocytopenia as well as treatment options.
5. Immune Deficiency Diseases: Definitions & Types
This lesson will teach you about the immune system, what immune deficiency means, why that's dangerous, and about the important causes of such a problem, including HIV/AIDS, SCID, CVID, and more.
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