hematopoietic syndrome

hematopoietic syndrome

a group of clinical features associated with effects of radiation on the blood and lymph tissues. It is characterized by nausea and vomiting, anorexia, lethargy, hemolysis and destruction of the bone marrow, and atrophy of the spleen and lymph nodes.

he·ma·to·poi·et·ic syn·drome

(hēmă-tō-poy-etik sindrōm)
Destruction of blood-forming tissue, especially bone marrow, due to radiation exposure, usually a dose from 10 to 1000 rads.
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12) Persons undergoing the hematopoietic syndrome are susceptible to infection due to injury to the hematopoietic and immune systems.
The hematopoietic syndrome occurs after exposure to high-dose ionizing radiation, such as whole body exposure to 4-8 Gy (4-8 Sievert), with death occurring 30-60 days post exposure from complications associated mostly with bone marrow failure leading to severe anemia, hemorrhages and failure of the immune system.
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