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Blood disorders

Blood is made up of liquids (called plasma) and solids consisting of red and white blood cells and platelets.

Disruption of the plasma, cells or platelets affects blood function. Blood disorders can be inherited, or caused by other problems like lack of nutrients in the diet (anaemia) and cancers (leukaemia). Follow the links below to find trusted information about blood disorders.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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Haematocrit - Lab Tests Online AU

If your doctor suspects that you have anaemia (too few red blood cells), polycythaemia (too many red blood cells), or dehydration

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Erythropoietin - Lab Tests Online AU

Either to help differentiate between polycythaemia vera and secondary polycythaemia or to help differentiate between different types of anaemia and to determine whether the amount of erythropoietin being produced is appropriate for the level of anaemia present

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Combined Factor V and Factor VIII Deficiency - Haemophilia Foundation Australia

An introduction to information on haemophilia, von Willebrand Disorder and related bleeding disorders and related information on hepatitis C and HIV.

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Vepesid Capsules - myDr.com.au

Vepesid Capsules - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Chronic granulomatous disease | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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Polycythaemia vera - myDr.com.au

Polycythaemia vera is a condition where the body makes too many red blood cells. Find out about the symptoms, causes, complications and treatment.

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Von Willebrand Disorder - Haemophilia Foundation Australia

Information about von Willebrand disorder or disease (VWD), how common it is, how it is passed on, inheritance and treatment.

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Von Willebrand Disorder - Haemophilia Foundation Australia

Information about the key issues for living with von Willebrand disease for females. Symptoms include heavy and painful periods. This explains how VWD is treated; how things might change over a lifetime, through puberty, childbirth and menopause; and how to manage health care.

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Fast Facts - Haemophilia Foundation Australia

A quick overview of facts about haemophilia and von Willebrand disorder (or disease), including how many people have the condition, types of haemophilia, symptoms, treatment and inheritance.

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Factor XIII Deficiency - Haemophilia Foundation Australia

An introduction to information on haemophilia, von Willebrand Disorder and related bleeding disorders and related information on hepatitis C and HIV.

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