Leukemia: Bone Marrow Cells Essay

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Jerry King
Paper assignment 3
Chapters 23-25

Chapter 23 is titled Endcrine emergencies. The content in this chapter begins by looking at the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system followed by explaining assessment strategies in caring for patients having endocrine emergencies. Lastly, ch.23 provides us with information regarding the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of specific Endocrine emergencies. Chapter 24 is titled Hematologic emergencies. The content in this chapter begins by looking at the anatomy and physiology of the hematopoietic system followed by explaining assessment strategies in caring for people with Hematologic emergencies. Lastly, chapter 24 provides information regarding the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of specific Hematologic emergencies. Chapter 25 is titled Immunologic emergencies. Chapter 25 begins by discussing the anatomy and physiology, assessment, and management of hypersensitivity disorders and/or emergencies. Next, the chapter goes into discussing the assessment strategies in caring for patients having Immunologic emergencies. Lastly, ch.25 gives the reader insight pertaining to the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of specific Immunologic disorders. In the following paragraphs I will discuss the pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, and treatments for this deadly disease.
Leukemia is a disease that develops in the lymphoid system. In Leukemia the neoplasm inside the bone marrow fills up with abnormal Wbc's, so no other cells can be synthesized. The overproduction of these abnormal Wbc's may spill out into the blood, and infiltrate into other tissues such as the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes causing these organs to become enlarged. Leukemia can be classified as acute or chronic. In acute Leukemia, the bone marrow cells dont mature properly. These immature cells build up and crowd out normal cells. In chronic Leukemia, the cells look mature but they are not really normal and they cant fight infection as they should. These cells also live too long, so that they build up and crowd out normal bone marrow cells. Chronic Leukemia tends to progress over a long period of time, and most patients can live for many years. However, chronic Leukemias are generally harder to cure than acute Leukemias.
The signs and symptoms of Leukemia vary depending on the type of Leukemia. Common signs and symptoms…