Von Willebrand Factor
Abnormal sticky protein that lines the blood vessels causing clot formation
Systemic Lupus Eryhematosus
Disorder associated with a "butterfly rash" on the nose and cheeks. This butterfly rash appears in about 50% of people
Caused by bone marrow failure
Herditary disorder that involves impairment of the blood-clotting mechanism. Also called bleeders disease.
initial exposure to an allergen
Initial exposure to an allergen.
Pinpoint hemmorrhages that appear on the lower leg, usually associated with decreased platelets.
Hepatomegaly(enlargement of the liver and Splenomegaly(enlargement of the spleen)
Complications of infectious mononucleosis.
Major cause of edema.
Mass of extravasated, usually clotted blood found in tissues or organs
Flare up of an autoimmune disease
Inflammation of the spleen
Sickle Cell Anemia
Type of anemia that involves severe pain caused by crescent-shaped RBCs that are unable to pass through blood vessels
Life-threatening allergic reaction
Condition where the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood is deficient
Lab test that identifies antibodies that attack the individual's own body cells
the ability to develop an immune response
Excision of the thymus
Disease of a gland
Malignant tumor of plasma cells in bone marrow
Determines the presence of pathogens in the blood
Bone Marrow MRI
Sensitive imaging procedure that detects abnormalities in bone marrow, especially in multiple myeloma
Partial Thromboplastin Time
used to screen for deficiencies of some clotting factors, also called pro time
Incision of a vein
Type of bone marrow transplant that is prepared from a compatible donor
Form of treatment that alters or enhances the body's natural immune mechanisms to treat diseases
Measures the time it takes for plasma to form a clot
Type of transplant that is prepared from the recipient's own bone marrow
Bone Marrow Aspiration
used to identify blood disorders such as leukemia
Used to identify blood disorders such as leukemia
Epstein-Barr virus, also associated with Mono
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Prothrmbin time, physical therapy
Drugs that dissolve blood clots
Prophylactic treatment in HIV patients to prevent development of Pneumocystitis pneumonia
Drugs used to treat patients with hemophilia following certain surgeries and dental procedures
Drugs used to treat HIV infection by preventing the replication of viruses
Node that first receiver drainage from a cancer-containing area
Chemical messengers that initiate, inhibit, increase, or decrease activity in other cells
Bone Marrow Aspiration
Removal of a small sample of bone marrow using a thin aspirating needle (usually from the pelvis) for microscopic examination
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Widespread autoimmune disease that may affect the skin, brain, kidneys, and joints and causes chronic inflammation; also called discoid lupus if symptoms are limited to the skin.
Localized accumulation of blood, usually clotted, in an organ, space, or tissue due to a break in or severing of a blood vessel
Immune, immunity, safe
The ability to fight infection in our bodies
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