Last Updated on Aug 16, 2014

Glossary

Aplastic anemia: A condition where the bone marrow fails to produce red blood cells

Aseptic necrosis of femoral head: Cell death in the upper part of the thigh bone

Blackfan-Diamond anemia: A rare genetic disorder that results in decreased red blood cell production by the bone marrow

Chediak-Higashi syndrome: Rare genetic disorder affecting the immune system and the nervous system

Chronic Granulomatous Disease: A genetic disorder where the immune system does not function properly

Hemoglobinopathies: Genetic disorders resulting in abnormal hemoglobin

Immunodeficiency Disorders: Conditions of decreased immunity

Kostmann’s syndrome: Rare genetic disorder with a severe decrease in a type of white blood cells called neutrophils

Leucocyte Adhesion Deficiency: Rare genetic disorder wherein white blood cells are unable to move to the site of infection

Leukemia: Cancer of white blood cells

Lymphoma: Cancer of cells of the lymphatic system

Multiple myeloma: Cancer of plasma cells of the bone marrow

Myelodysplasia: Group of disorders wherein the bone marrow does not produce sufficient blood cells

Oncologist: A specialist who treats cancers

Severe combined immunodeficiency: A condition where the person shows little or no immune response

Sickle cell anemia: Genetic disorder where hemoglobin in red blood cells is abnormal

Thalessemia: Genetic disorder where hemoglobin in red blood cells is abnormal

Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome: Genetic disorder that causes a decrease in platelets and immunity

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