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Chapter 23 - Hematological Conditions

An Overview of Hematological Disease Including Conditions Seen More Frequently in Elders

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2020

Kim A. Collins
Affiliation:
LifePoint Inc, South Carolina
Roger W. Byard
Affiliation:
University of Adelaide
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Hematology is the study of blood and bone marrow disorders. These conditions affect the structure, quantity, and/or function of the cellular and plasma components of blood and include inherited and acquired cytopenias/cytoses, coagulation/hemostatic and immune dysregulation disorders, and malignancies. Significant iatrogenic hematological effects can also result from various drug therapies commonly prescribed in the elderly.

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