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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.]
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(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]
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(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.
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Medicine. an unhealthy condition, especially an imbalance of physiologic or constitutional elements, often of the blood. Cf. eucrasia.dyscrasic, dyscratic, adj.
See also: Health
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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
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n discrasia
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Primary AL amyloidosis is a condition that falls under the umbrella of plasma cell dyscrasias. AL amyloidosis arises from a clonal plasma cell that produces abnormal immunoglobulin light-chain fragments.
Furthermore, electrocautery is contraindicated in patients with pacemakers, poor post-operative healing who have undergone irradiation, diabetes, or blood dyscrasias.
The lesion is not attributed to blood dyscrasias, vesicullo-bullous conditions, systemic diseases or any other known cause.3 Some association has been seen with trauma, dental procedure, hereditary predisposition, diabetes, ingestion of hard, hot and crispy food or inhaled long term steroids.2,3 The condition has been seen more commonly in middle-aged and elderly patients irrespective of gender.2
(1) Primary amyloidosis is associated with immune dyscrasias, such as multiple myeloma and Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, (2,3) while secondary amyloidosis is associated with chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and tuberculosis.
Exclusion criteria included pregnancy, patient with known platelet dysfunction syndrome, critical thrombocytopenia less than 50000/ul, any hemodynamic instability or chronic medical illness (diabetes, chronic infection, blood dyscrasias).
There are many risk factors in the etiology of priapism: alcohol and drug abuse, hematologic dyscrasias (thalassemia, thrombophilia, and sickle cell anemia), thrombotic disease (asplenia and erythropoietin use), trauma, hematologic malignancies, metastatic malignancies, intracavernous injections for erectile dysfunction, spinal cord injury, and use of certain oral antipsychotics and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (2).
of Cases Percentage Megaloblastic anaemia 75 34.1% Dual deficiency anaemia 47 21.4% Erythroid hyperplasia in 23 10.4% response to treatment Acute Leukaemia 15 6.8% ITP 14 6.4% ITP with Megaloblastic anaemia 8 3.6% Hypoplastic marrow 12 5.4% Iron deficiency anaemia 12 5.4% Normal marrow 6 2.7% Reactive plasmacytosis 4 1.8% Plasma cell dyscrasias 1 0.45% Bone marrow metastasis 2 0.9% Storage disorder 1 0.45% Table 4.
Background and Objectives: Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is the most prevalent among the group of disorders called Plasma cell dyscrasias. Differentiating MGUS from other monoclonal gammopathies is important because a conservative management plan is required for individuals with MGUS.
Plasma cell dyscrasias, characterized by the monoclonal growth of plasma cells, include multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and amyloidosis.