A variety of systemic illnesses including acute and chronic infections, neoplastic diseases, connective tissue disorders, and storage diseases are associated with hema-tologic manifestations. The hematologic manifestations are the result of the following mechanisms:
3. Immune cytopenias
4. Alterations in hemostasis a. Acquired inhibitors to coagulation factors b. Acquired von Willebrand disease c. Acquired platelet dysfunction
5. Alterations in leukocyte function.
Was this article helpful?