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Dyscrasias

Definition

Dyscrasias is a nonspecific term that refers to any disease or disorder. However, it usually refers to blood diseases.

Before modern medicine, it meant an imbalance of four body fluids: blood, bile, lymph, and phlegm.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Symptoms

Signs and tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Expectations (prognosis)

Complications

Calling your health care provider

Prevention

References

Bain BJ. The peripheral blood smear. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. . 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 160.

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