Category Haematology
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Thrombocytopaenia

Definition of thrombocytopenia is a platelet count < 150 × 10E9/L most common haemostatic abnormality in ICU patients
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Sickle Cell Crisis

OVERVIEW Sickle cell disease is caused by HbS haemoglobinopathy which produces rigid, distorted and dysfunctional erythrocytes called sickle cells CAUSE Types of sickle cell disease sickle cell anemia (usually homozygous SS genotype) sickle beta thalassemia sickle HbC disease PRECIPITANTS Commonly:…

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HITTS

Heparin Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopaenia Syndrome (HITTS or HIT)
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Storage Lesions

Storage lesions are the adverse effects associated with the storage of blood; begins after about 2 weeks of storage and progresses with duration of storage ('RBC age')
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Tumour Lysis Syndrome

Tumour Lysis Syndrome: oncological emergency due to turnover of high cell mass malignancies resulting in severe metabolic derangement