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The blood in systemic disease 

The blood in systemic disease
The blood in systemic disease

D.J. Weatherall

and Chris Hatton



Chapter reviewed December 2012—minor changes only.

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date: 24 September 2021

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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