• Blood Disorders Glossary

    Blood Disorders Glossary 

  • Essential Thrombocythemia

      Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), or primary thrombocythemia, is a disorder that causes the overproduction of platelets in the blood. 

  • Hematology - Patient Education

    Blood Disorders - Patient Education Blood Disorders Glossary Essential Thrombocythemia Idiopathic Myelofibrosis Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Polycythemia Vera Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

  • Idiopathic Myelofibrosis

      Idiopathic Myelofibrosis (MF), also called Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia (AMM), is a disorder that causes the gradual replacement of the bone marrow with fibrous (scar) tissue.  

  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

      Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder caused by the production of defective antibodies.  

  • Polycythemia Vera

      Polycythemia Vera (PV) is a disorder that stimulates an overproduction of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.  

  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura TTP

    Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is a rare disorder that causes clotting in the small blood vessels of many organs (microangiopathy) and results in organ damage, low platelets and anemia.

  • Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

    Waldenstromís Macroglobulinemia is a rare disorder that causes the production of abnormal B-lymphocytes, white blood cells. It has some of the same features of both lymphomas and of multiple myeloma.