Anemia Due To Abnormal Splenic Function

There are many disease states that result in splenic enlargement (T.a.ble.,..21.4.:5.). The main function of the normal spleen is to filter defective red blood cells and foreign particles and to participate in antigen processing and antibody synthesis. When the spleen is enlarged, its activity is increased, a condition known as hypersplenism. Hypersplenism results in the sequestration of red blood cells as well as platelets and white blood cells. Unlike the platelets and white blood cells, which can survive within the spleen and be released back into the circulation, the sequestered red blood cells are not metabolically self-sufficient and are prematurely destroyed within the spleen. Hemolysis within the spleen is greatest when the splenomegaly is caused by inflammatory states or splenic congestion due to elevated portal pressure.

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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