Haematology is a subspeciality of medicine that relates to diseases of the blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes and spleen. These diseases can be either benign or malignant.
Examples of benign hematological diseases include:
- Anaemia (e.g. iron, B12 or folate deficiencies)
- Iron overload such as hereditary hemochromatosis
- Bleeding disorders e.g. low or dysfunctional platelets or clotting factor deficiency
- Thromboembolic disorders
- Haematological problems related to pregnancy
- Transfusion related issues
- Low white cell count
- Immunodeficiency disorders
- Elevated haemoglobin, platelets or white cells
- Sickle cell disease
- Enlarged spleen
Examples of malignant diseases include:
- Myeloproliferative disorders such as polycythemia, essential thrombocytosis and myelofibrosis
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia
- Myelodysplastic syndrome
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
- Indolent and aggressive lymphomas
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Waldenstroem macroglubulinemia
- Aplastic anaemia
At Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, we offer diagnoses and treatment of these haematologic diseases.
The diagnostic workup follows international standards and combines the skills and experience of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, because accurate diagnosis is crucial to deciding which care plan will be most effective for each patient.
Patient care is a collaborative effort, and our Haematology team is dedicated to providing each patient with compassionate care in a safe and high-quality health care environment.