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Glossary for Thrombocythemia

  • Blood clots: Multiple coagulums that are located in the blood stream due to the aggregation of blood factors
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Diamond-Blackfan anemia: Diamond-Blackfan anemia is a rare genetic condition where the bone marrow is unable to make sufficient red blood cells which leads low levels of red blood cells. There are eight subtypes of the condition which differ in the location of the genetic defect and the incidence of additional symptoms such as malformations. The severity of symptoms is variable but most cases are serious.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Erythromelalgia: A rare disorder characterized by periods of burning pain, redness and warmth in the feet and hands.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Swollen spleen: Swelling or enlargement of the spleen
  • Temporal arteritis: Inflamed head artery causing headache.
  • Thrombocytosis: An increased number of platelets in the blood.
  • Vitamin E deficiency: Deficiency of Vitamin E
  • Wegener's granulomatosis: A rare disease involving blood vessel inflammation which can affect the blood flow to various tissues and organs and hence cause damage. The respiratory system and the kidneys are the main systems affected.


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