Primary Hematology

  • Ayalew Tefferi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Anemia and Other Cytopenias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Angela Dispenzieri
      Pages 65-82
    3. Costas L. Constantinou
      Pages 93-104
    4. Gerardo Colon-Otero
      Pages 105-115
  3. Primary and Secondary Myeloproliferative Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Ayalew Tefferi
      Pages 119-128
    3. Lawrence A. Solberg Jr.
      Pages 129-135
    4. Joseph H. Butterfield
      Pages 161-171
  4. Leukemias and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Ayalew Tefferi
      Pages 175-192
    3. Mark R. Litzow
      Pages 193-208
    4. Mark R. Litzow
      Pages 209-227
  5. Lymphoid and Plasma Cell Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Thomas M. Habermann
      Pages 231-239
    3. Thomas M. Habermann
      Pages 241-253
    4. Robert A. Kyle
      Pages 269-288
  6. Thrombotic and Bleeding Disorders

  7. Miscellaneous Topics in Hematology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. S. Breanndan Moore
      Pages 339-349
    3. Zelalem Temesgen
      Pages 365-370
    4. Alex A. Adjei
      Pages 379-406
    5. Lawrence A. Solberg Jr.
      Pages 407-414
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 451-472

About this book


The discipline of hematology ranges widely from the diagnosis and management of anemia to hematologic malignancies and transfusion medicine, and involves significant ethical issues and problems in statistical interpretation. In Primary Hematology, Ayalew Tefferi, MD, and a team of authoritative practicing physicians concisely detail their most effective approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of hematological disorders, including anemia and other cytopenias, primary and secondary myeloproliferative disorders, lymphoid and plasma cell disorders, and thrombotic and bleeding disorders. For each illness these expert clinicians provide a brief review of basic concepts and a discussion of its symptomology and classification, its diagnostic tests, and strategies for its management, along with suggested readings for more detailed information. Numerous decision trees clarify diagnosis, and summary boxes highlight key points and dosage parameters. Other areas covered include leukemias and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, transfusion medicine, hereditary hemochromatosis, the hematologic manifestations of HIV disease, porphyria, and the use of hematopoietc growth factors in clinical practice. Concise, practical, and up-to-date, Primary Hematology offers busy primary care physicians, internists, hematologists, and oncologists a much-needed action-oriented summary of proven approaches to the optimal diagnosis and treatment of hematologic disorders today.


HIV anemia blood chemotherapy hematopoietic stem cell hematopoietic stem cell transplantation lymphoma plasma stem cell transplantation transfusion medicine transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ayalew Tefferi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Hematology and Internal MedicineMayo Clinic and Mayo FoundationRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Mayo Medical SchoolRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

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Oncology & Hematology