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 (dĭs-krā′zhə, -zhē-ə)
An abnormal bodily condition, especially of the blood.

[Medieval Latin, bad mixture, disease, from Greek duskrāsiā : dus-, dys- + krāsis, mixing; see kerə- in Indo-European roots.]


(Physiology) obsolete any abnormal physiological condition, esp of the blood
[C19: New Latin, from Medieval Latin: an imbalance of humours, from Greek, from dys- + -krasia, from krasis a mixing]


(dɪsˈkreɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

an imbalance of the constituents of the blood or bone marrow.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek dyskrasía bad mixture =dys- dys- + krâs(is) a mixing + -ia -ia]
dys•cra′sial, dys•cras′ic (-ˈkræz ɪk, -ˈkræs-) dys•crat′ic, adj.


Medicine. an unhealthy condition, especially an imbalance of physiologic or constitutional elements, often of the blood. Cf. eucrasia.dyscrasic, dyscratic, adj.
See also: Health
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dyscrasia - an abnormal or physiologically unbalanced state of the body
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
blood dyscrasia - any abnormal condition of the blood


n discrasia
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In addition, SLE and SS are also associated with some plasma cell dyscrasias, such as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, macroglobulinemia, and amyloidosis; however, multiple myeloma (MM) as a lymphoproliferative neoplasm and plasma cell dyscrasia are not nearly as common.
Mean age, y 52 Sex Men 194 (52) Women 179 (48) Clinical presentation Neurologic symptoms 291 (78) Hematologic malignancy, % of all cases 115 (31) Mature B-cell lymphoma, % of 78 (68) hematologic malignancies Primary central nervous system B-cell 8 (8) lymphoma, % of hematologic malignancies Natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, % of 12 (10) hematologic malignancies Hodgkin lymphoma, % of 6 (5) hematologic malignancies B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 4 (3) % of hematologic malignancies T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 4 (3) % of hematologic malignancies Plasma cell dyscrasia, % of 3 (3) hematologic malignancies Immunosuppressed 45 (12) Brain imaging 347 (93) Abnormal findings 179 (51) Flow cytometry samples 501 (100) Cytology samples 424 (85) Brain biopsy samples 65 (13) Table 2.
27) Chloramphenicol is contraindicated in patients with blood dyscrasia (blood disorders affecting red blood cells or platelets) and those with a family history of blood dyscrasia, owing to a rare but serious side effect, aplastic anaemia, which may develop weeks or months after treatment has stopped.
Amyloidosis of the tongue as a paraneoplastic marker of plasma cell dyscrasia.
Most cases of plasma cell dyscrasia are diagnosed without Flow cytometry; however, it may be useful in certain patients with hematologic abnormalities and an elevated level of plasma cells in the bone marrow and without specific clinical manifestations (3).
She presented with an acute onset of a liver dyscrasia that moderated only somewhat after four days.
major haemoptysis, bronchus Ca 2 Neurological Delirium/acute confusional state 2 Stroke 4 Severe peripheral neuropathy 7 Epilepsy 1 Cerebral palsy 1 Psychiatric Alcoholism/substance abuse 6 Schizophrenia 4 Depression 5 Acute psychosis 2 Drug-induced complications Significant hearing impairment 12 Acute renal failure (drug-induced) 3 Cutaneous drug reaction 3 Drug-induced hepatitis 1 Hypothyroidism owing to para-aminosalicylic acid 3 Miscellaneous Diabetes mellitus 12 Deep-vein thrombosis 3 Hypertension 3 Vasculitis 2 Arthritis 3 Miscellaneous (fractures, blood dyscrasia, chronic 4 otitis media) Pressure sores 1 * Some patients had several comorbidities.