Chapter 17. Haematological Disorders

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Bryone J. Kuss and
  2. Sabria Alhashami

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch17

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Kuss, B. J. and Alhashami, S. (2009) Haematological Disorders, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Haematology and Genetic Pathology, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • haematological disorders;
  • thrombocytopenia;
  • haematological diseases or abnormalities - in elderly;
  • vitamin b12 and folic acid deficiencies;
  • heparin induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (HITT);
  • myelodysplastic syndromes;
  • chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML);
  • granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF);
  • chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and non hodgkin lymphoma (NHL);
  • multiple myeloma


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anaemia

  • Vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiencies

  • Thrombocytopenia

  • Myelodysplastic syndromes

  • Acute leukaemia

  • Lymphoproliferative conditions

  • Multiple myeloma

  • Key points

  • References