Just a reminder: Blood disorders can affect any of the three main components of blood:
- Red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the body's tissues
- White blood cells, which fight infections
- Platelets, which help blood to clot
Treatments and prognosis for blood diseases vary, depending on the blood condition and its severity.
Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS) or Eosinophilic Granulomatosis (EGPA)
The typical patient with EGPA is a middle aged individual with a history of new-onset or newly-worsened asthma. The distribution of the disease among males and females is approximately equal.
Asthma is one of the cardinal features of EGPA. Asthma symptoms may begin long before the onset of vasculitis – for example, many years before any other symptoms of EGPA arise, and long before the diagnosis of EGPA is made. Other early symptoms/signs include nasal polyps and allergic rhinitis. Read more.
Cold Agglutinin Disease
If you are living with any of these autoimmune disorders that are listed in this post and you would like to comment on them, I would be very interested to hear your point of view. I'm sure readers of this post would be interested as well. Source: