GLOSSARY Words & Terms

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ACROCYANOSIS
 
Cold triggered extremity discoloration – No Hemolysis
ACUTE-PHASE SERUM
  Active (Acute) Viral or Bacterial Infection
AGGLUTINATION 
Red Cells Clump together and burst/die
ANTIBODIES  IgG  IgM

ANEMIA
  –
Aplastic, Hemolytic, Iron Deficiency, Pernicious
AUTOIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA
BAIR HUGGER
Surgery Warming Blankets, Gowns, etc
BENDAMUSTINE  Also Rituxan-Bendamustine Combo
BILIRUBIN
BONE MARROW BIOPSY (BMB)
Tests Blood Cell production
BORTEZOMIB
Treatment Pharmaceutical
CAMPYLOBACTER  Infection
Campylobacteriosis
CAD
Cold Agglutinin Disease
CAD (Primary)
CAD (Secondary) or CAS
CAD verses CAS
Cold Agglutinin Disease v Cold Agglutinin Syndrome
CAS
Cold Agglutinin Syndrome
CBC
Complete Blood Count
COLD AGGLUTININ DISEASE Rare type of Hemolytic Anemia
COLD HEMAGGLUTININS  Cold Autoantibodies, Cold-Reacting Antibodies
COMORBIDITY – Presence of additional medical conditions
CONVALESCENT SERUM
  Serum from someone that has recovered
COOMBS TEST
Checks for antibodies that attack Red Blood Cells
COVID  Covid 19, Vaccinations, Follow-up Antibody Testing
DAT BLOOD TEST – See COOMBS TEST
DIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST See COOMBS TEST
ELECTROPHORESIS
ERYTHROPOIETIN Hormone that signals stems cells to produce RBC
FERRITIN TEST Iron Stores/Stored Iron
FLUDARABINE
HAMA TEST Human Anti-Murine (Mouse) Antibody Test
HEMAGGLUTININS Cold Hemagglutinins
HEMOLYSIS When Red Blood Cells prematurely die or are destroyed
HEMATOCRIT Ratio of RBC’s in Blood
HEMOGLOBIN the protein in Red Blood Cells that carry Oxygen
HAPTOGLOBIN (Hp) protein produced by the liver
HOMOCYSTINURIA High Ferritin Levels (Iron Stores)
IDIOPATHIC Disease that exists with no known cause
ITCHY SKIN CAD Related
IgA Antibodies Immunoglobulin A
IgG Antibodies Immunoglobulin G
IgM Antibodies Immunoglobulin M
IMBRUVICA® ibrutinib Treatment for Lymphoma and Waldenstrom’s 
IVIG  IVIG or IVIg is Intravenous Immunoglobulin
“KEEP IT WARM” Technique  A CAD blood draw and testing method
LYMPHOCYTES White Blood Cells
MONOTHERAPY
NECROSIS See Tissue Necrosis
PARVO B19
Virus
PLATELETS cells that aid in clotting
PRIMARY CAD (Unknown Cause)
PROCRIT INJECTIONS Stimulates/Increases Red Cell Production
RAYNAUD’s DISEASE Cold triggered extremity discoloration – No Hemolysis
RBC Red Blood Cell Count- Hemoglobin-Erythrocyte Count
RDW Red Cell Distribution Width
RED BLOOD  CELLS
RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH
See RDW
RITUXAN (Rituximab)
RITUXAN HYCELA
RITUXAN BENDAMUSTINE Combo
RETIC
The Iron & B12 Connection
RETIC or RETICULOCYTE COUNT Rate new Red Cells are Created
SECONDARY CAD (Associated with or triggered by another condition)
SKIN ITCH CAD Related
SKIN TISSUE NECROSIS See Tissue Necrosis
SUTIMLIMAB
THERMAL APPLITUDE BLOOD TEST  Agglutination differing Temperatures
THROMBOCYTHEMIA Lower than normal Blood Platelet Count
THROMBOCYTOPENIA
Lower than normal Blood Platelet Count
THYMUS
TISSUE NECROSIS
TITER  Ratio of Dilution
VELCADE
Treatment Pharmaceutical
VENESECTION
Puncturing vein to collect/remove blood
WALDENSTROM’S MACROGLOBULINEMIA
 Cancer – too many white cells
WARM AGGLUTININ DISEASE
WHITE BLOOD CELLS

 

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