Macrocytic Anaemias

Introduction Anaemia is one of the most common presenting complaints to general practice. One of several ways in which anaemias can be classified, is by red cell size. As such, anaemias can be said...

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Microcytic anaemias

Introduction Anaemia is one of the most common presenting complaints to general practice. One of several ways in which anaemias can be classified, is by red cell size. As such, anaemias can be said...

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Myelofibrosis

Marrow fibrosis and splenomegaly, de novo or following transformation of PV or ET Usually >50 years old Abnormal megkaryocytes produced in increased numbers. PDGF and TGFβ are released by megakaryocytes, stimulating fibrosis. Haematopoietic stem...

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Myeloma

Introduction Myeloma is a malignant disease of the plasma cells of the bone marrow.  It is characterised by a proliferation of these plasma cells, and overproduction of an antibody (known as “paraprotien”) which can...

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Myeloproliferative Diseases

Clonal proliferation of haematopoietic components in the bone marrow leads to an increase in numbers of one or more lineages of mature blood cells. Myeloproliferative disorders have the potential to transform into acute leukaemia.

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