Chronic eosinophilic leukemia is one of the six types of chronic myeloproliferative disorders. In this very rare blood disorder, the bone marrow produces excessive eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. These white blood cells fight infection and react to certain allergens. Too many eosinophils in the body may cause tiredness; fever; swelling in the face, hands, or feet; and muscle pain. This disorder may stabilize for a long period of time or develop into acute leukemia.
Myron E. Bednar, MD
- internal medicine
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Flemington, NJ 08822
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- Hunterdon Medical Center
What is chronic eosinophilic leukemia, a type of chronic MPD?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
What is the cardiovascular system?
The human body has different systems for handling different functions. All of these systems are vital for health and life. Your heart and blood vessels, including both arteries and veins, are part of the cardiovascular system. The cardiovascular system distributes blood throughout your body. You may also hear the term circulatory system. The cardiovascular system is part of your larger circulatory system.
Blood travels through your entire cardiovascular system. Blood is actually a tissue that is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, platelets, and other components. These cells and other substances in blood together serve several critical functions:
- delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body,
- removal of carbon dioxide and waste products from the body,
- infection control, and
All components of the cardiovascular system are carefully balanced and interdependent. Because of this, when a problem arises in one part of the system, other areas may be affected as well. This is why diseases of the cardiovascular system put people at risk for a number of conditions, such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and other serious illnesses.
If blood tests positive for HIV during blood donation, will I be informed?
American Red Cross answered
Yes. Donors that are confirmed positive for any infectious disease are notified and have the opportunity for counseling with a specially trained, professional Red Cross donor counselor.
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