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Which of the following occur when disseminated intravascular coagulation develops?
Multiple thrombi and deficit of clotting factors.
Which of the following statements apply to hemochromocytosis?
A metabolic error leads to excess amounts of hemosiderin causing damage to organs.
Why do multiple opportunistic infections develop with acute leukemia?
Many nonfunctional immature leukocytes.
Why is pernicious anemia treated with injections of B12?
The ingested vitamin would not be absorbed into the blood.
Which of the following is typical of Hodgkin's disease?
Initial tumor is single, painless, enlarged lymph node, and often cervical.
What causes numbness and tingling in the fingers of individuals with untreated pernicious anemia?
B12 deficit causing peripheral nerve demyelination.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma differs from Hodgkin's lymphoma in that NH usually presents as:
Multiple scattered and enlarged lymph nodes.
What describes the characteristic erythrocyte associated with pernicious anemia?
Megaloblastic or macrocytic nucleated cells.
In cases of polycythemia vera, why is blood pressure elevated?
Increased number of circulating blood cells.
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