A Guide to Paediatric Red Blood Cell Disorders


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Series: Recent Advances in Hematology Research
BISAC: MED038000
DOI: 10.52305/CJBB6142

A Guide to Paediatric Red Blood Cell Disorders is a comprehensive text on common red blood cell disorders encountered in children. It is a useful guide to postgraduate doctors training in paediatrics and haematology, medical undergraduates, primary care physicians and practising clinicians. The book is divided into five sections. The first section provides a detailed understanding of the basic concepts and approach to red blood cell disorders in children. This section includes information on the structure and function of red blood cells and haemoglobin, epidemiology and aetiology of anaemia and clinical and laboratory evaluation of childhood anaemia. The next three sections will provide information on paediatric conditions that result in microcytic, normocytic and macrocytic anaemia, respectively. The final section will be on conditions leading to polycythaemia in neonates and children. Throughout the book, the emphasis is given to common conditions that are frequently encountered in clinical practice. However, rare but clinically important conditions have also been included. Each chapter is divided into subheadings to describe the epidemiology, aetiology, genetic basis, molecular pathology, pathophysiology, classification, clinical features, investigations, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and prognosis of each disorder. At the end of each chapter, a section on recent advances provides information on promising novel developments and experimental approaches for treating these diseases. This book will help medical undergraduates to grasp concepts and understand the entire spectrum of red blood cell disorders in children. For practising clinicians, this will be a useful guide on how to approach a child with anaemia, which is one of the most common presentations to general practice, field clinics and hospitals. For postgraduate doctors training in paediatrics and haematology, the book will provide comprehensive information on how to manage common as well as complex red blood cell disorders in children. This book is concise, reader-friendly and written in simple English, which can be understood by non-native speakers. It will aid readers across the globe to grasp the concepts of paediatric red blood cell disorders easily and be knowledgeable and up to date in managing these patients.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part 1: Basic Concepts and an Approach to Red Blood Cell Disorders

Chapter 1. Red Blood Cells and Haemoglobin

Chapter 2.Evaluation of Childhood Anaemia

Part 2: Microcytic Anaemias

Chapter 3. Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Chapter 4. Thalassaemia

Chapter 5. Sickle Cell Disease

Chapter 6. Other Microcytic Anaemias

Part 3: Normocytic Anaemias

Chapter 7. Hereditary Spherocytosis and Other Membranopathies

Chapter 8. Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency and Other Enzymopathies

Chapter 9. Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemias

Chapter 10. Microangiopathic Haemolytic Anaemias

Chapter 11. Neonatal Anaemias

Chapter 12. Other Normocytic Anaemias

Part 4: Macrocytic Anaemias

Chapter 13. Megaloblastic Anaemia

Chapter 14. Red Blood Cell Aplasia

Chapter 15. Other Macrocytic Anaemias

Part 5: Polycythaemia

Chapter 16. Neonatal Polycythaemia

Chapter 17. Childhood Polycythaemia


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