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Hemochromatosis- Eti

Increased accumulation of iron- 5th decade, men, autosomal recessive, white,

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Hemochromatosis- Sx

Arthopathy, slate grey to bronze skin pigment, cardiac enlargement, fatigue, cirrhosis

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Hemochromatosis- Dx

Elevated liver test, iron/ferratin, liver biopsy- iron deposits

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Hemochromatosis- Tx

avoid iron food, Remove iron containing blood, deferoxamine to treat iron overload

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Hemophilia- Definition

Hereditary bleeding disorders due to deficiency in clotting factors.

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DVT- definition

Thrombus formation in deep vein of body, most commonly legs due to inactivity, medications & clotting abnormalities

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Thrombocytopenia- Definition

Low platelet count leading to abnormal bleeding due to decrease in marrow or increased breakdown in blood, spleen or liver. Vit B 12, aplastic anemia, leukemia, myelodysplatic syndrome

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Pulmonary embolism- Definition

Migration of thrombi from deep venous system to lungs. Abrupt onset of pleuritic chest pain, SOB, hypoxia

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Common conditions that predispose to thromboses

Venous statsis, trauma/ surg, catheter, pregnancy, estrogen, atheroscrlosis, smoking, hormone replacement