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The blood in systemic disease 

The blood in systemic disease
Chapter:
The blood in systemic disease
Author(s):

D.J. Weatherall

and Chris Hatton

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2207_update_001

Update:

Chapter reviewed December 2012—minor changes only.

Updated on 30 May 2013. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 12 December 2017

Few diseases do not produce some alteration in the blood, and changes in the blood may give the first indication of many nonhaematological disorders.

Malignant disease can cause protean haematological manifestations, including (1) leucoerythroblastic anaemia—the appearance of immature myeloid cells and nucleated red cells is a common phenomenon in disseminated malignancy, and occasionally there is a leukaemoid reaction; (2) anaemia of chronic disorders—see ...

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