Hematological Abnormalities in Systemic Diseases

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Hematological Abnormalities in Systemic Diseases

  1. 1. By Fatin Al-Sayes MD, MSc, FRCPath Consultant Hematology Assistant Professor
  2. 2. Anemia in renal disease  Seen in chronic renal failure  Severity relates to the degree of renal impairment  Due to inadequate EPO secretion  Other contributory factors Bone marrow suppression secondary to uraemia ↓ RBCs survival Uraemia cause platelets dysfunction leading to anaemia secondary to blood loss Iron, folate loss during dialysis → anemia Aluminum toxicity
  3. 3. Platelet and coagulation abnormalities:  Platelets dysfunction occur in CRF secondary to uraemia  HUS & TTP are associated with thrombocytopenia  Nephrotic syndrome is associated with thrombosis.
  4. 4. Laboratory changes:  Mostly normocytic-normochromic anemia.  Specific abnormalities in WBC, platelets
  5. 5. Anemia in liver disease  Common Causes  Chronic disorder  Alcohol → with all direct effect on erythropoeisis  Folate deficiency  Alcohol → on folate metabolism  Nutritional deficiency  Blood loss from oesophageal varices  Hypersplenism
  6. 6. cont. of Causes  Hemolytic anemia Zieve’s syndrome Autoimmune in association with chronic active hepatitis Viral hepatitis may provoke oxidative hemolysis Acute liver failure Coagulation abnormalities  DIC and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia
  7. 7. Endocrine disease 1. Hypopituitarism o Normocytic-normochromic anemia o Leucopenia 2. Thyroid disorders o Hypothyroidism can cause normocytic- normochromic anemia, microcytic or macrocytic type of anemia 3. Adrenal disorders o Hypoadrenalism result in normochromic, normocytic anemia o Cushing’s disease result in erythrocytosis
  8. 8. Connective tissue disorders Hematological changes:  Anemia of chronic disorders  GIT blood loss leading to iron deficiency anemia  Bone marrow suppression  Autoimmune hemolytic anemia occurs in SLE
  9. 9. Platelets and Coagulation Abnormalities Autoimmune thrombocytopenia Antiphospholipid antibodies are described in SLE
  10. 10. Metastatic malignant diseases 1. Anemia  Anemia of chronic disorders  Blood loss and iron deficiency  Marrow infiltration  Folate deficiency  Marrow suppression from radiotherapy or chemotherapy  hemolysis
  11. 11. cont. of Metastatic malignant diseases 2. White cell changes  Leukaemoid reaction  Malignant cells may circulate in the blood  WBC’s changes associated with eg. Hodgkin’s disease 3. Coagulation and platelets abnormalities  Thrombocytosis  DIC  Acquired inhibitors to coagulation factors
  12. 12. Infection 1. Bacterial infection  Leukaemoid reaction  Severe haemolytic anemia  DIC 2. Chronic bacterial infection  E.g. TB → anemia, secondary to marrow replacement and fibrosis
  13. 13. cont. of Infection 3. Viral infection  Infectious mononucleosis is associated with cold type autoimmune hemolytic anemia  Aplastic anemia secondary to hepatitis A, C, etc.  Acute thrombocytopenia occur in viral infection, e.g. EB, MCV  Parvovirus-B19 is usually accompanied by pure red cell aplasia

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