Types of Blood Disorders in Children and Teens
- Red blood cell disorders overview.
- Anemia overview.
- Sickle cell disease.
- Hemolytic disease of the newborn.
- Hemolytic anemia.
- Iron deficiency anemia.
What are some rare blood diseases?
Fortunately, even the rarest blood diseases are treatable.
- Aplastic Anemia. Fewer than 1,000 people per year are diagnosed with aplastic anemia in the United States.
- Polycythemia Vera.
- Aplastic Anemia.
- Polycythemia Vera.
- Hairy Cell Leukemia.
- Factor XIII Deficiency.
What are the most common diseases that affect blood?
Other causes include other diseases, side effects of medicines, and a lack of certain nutrients in your diet. Common blood disorders include anemia and bleeding disorders such as hemophilia.
What are the 3 types of blood cancer?
The three main types of blood cancer are leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma:
- Leukemia is a blood cancer that originates in the blood and bone marrow.
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a blood cancer that develops in the lymphatic system from cells called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections.
What is the most rare blood disease?
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disorder in which red blood cells break apart prematurely.
What blood diseases can kill you?
Here are the diseases that can kill you in 24 hours or less.
- Necrotizing fasciitis. This disease attacks your fat, skin, and tissue.
- Meningococcal disease. This disease only takes a day to kill you.
- Epilepsy. Epilepsy can be life-threatening.
- Chagas disease.
- Bubonic plague.
- Enterovirus D68.
- Dengue fever.
What is a rare form of blood cancer?
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm, or BPDCN, is a rare, aggressive blood cancer, with features of both lymphoma and leukemia.
Can Blood Cancer kill you?
Cancer can spread to the bone marrow, the matter in the center of large bones that makes new blood cells. If this happens, it can lead to a host of life-threatening issues. A lack of sufficient red blood cells can bring about anemia (not having enough oxygen in your blood), which can kill someone if severe enough.
Can you die from blood cancer?
Deaths. Approximately every 9 minutes, someone in the US dies from a blood cancer. This statistic represents approximately 156 people each day or more than 6 people every hour. Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are expected to cause the deaths of an estimated 56,770 people in the US in 2019.
How is blood cancer detected?
Complete blood count (CBC).This common blood test measures the amount of various types of blood cells in a sample of your blood. Blood cancers may be detected using this test if too many or too few of a type of blood cell or abnormal cells are found. A bone marrow biopsy may help confirm a diagnosis of a blood cancer.
What is the most deadly blood cancer?
Leukemia: 108,740 lives There are many types of leukemia, but all affect the blood-forming tissues of the body, such as the bone marrow and the lymphatic system, and result in an overproduction of abnormal white blood cells, according to the NCI.
Is PV a cancer?
Polycythemia vera (PV) is a rare blood cancer that causes your body to make too many red blood cells. Extra cells may not sound like a problem, but they are.
Are blood diseases curable?
Multiple myeloma has no cure, but stem cell transplant and/or chemotherapy can allow many people to live for years with the condition. Myelodysplastic syndrome: A family of blood cancers that affect the bone marrow. Treatments may include blood transfusions, chemotherapy and stem cell transplant.