1233 North 30th Street, Billings, MT 59101      406-237-7000
St. Vincent Healthcare
 
 
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Pediatric Blood Disorders

Blood disorders encompass a wide variety of conditions. We diagnose and treat the following conditions:

Red Blood Cell Problems
These include many types ofanemia such as iron deficiency anemia, thalassemia syndromes, hereditary spherocytosis and sickle cell anemia.

White Blood Cell Problems
The most common white blood cell problem we treat is neutropenia, or low levels of white blood cells. It can range from mild to severe.

Platelet Problems
Platelet problems include a disease known as ITP, orimmune thrombocytopenic purpura.

Hemostasis Problems
These are problems in which the blood does not clot well to stop bleeding. They include hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other rare clotting problems

Thombosis Problems
These are problems in which blood clots form when or where they are not needed. There are many causes for thrombosis. Some people are born with a risk for excess clotting, called thrombophilia, because of genes passed down from their parents

Bone Marrow Failure
Sometimes bone marrow stops working. In aplastic anemia, the bone marrow stops making stem cells, which develop into red and white blood cells and platelets.

Specific Conditions We Treat:

  • Congenital and acquired aplastic anemia
  • Congenital and acquired bleeding disorders/Hemophilia
  • Congenital and acquired hemolytic anemias
  • Immuno-hematological disorders
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Neutropenias
  • Neutrophil function defects
  • Other coagulopathies
  • Polycythemia
  • Sickle Cell Anemia and other hemoglobinopathies
  • Thalassemias
  • Thrombocytopenias/Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombosis