After a phlebotomy it may turn out that in the background of the child’s problems there are the abnormal results of his or her blood count. Moderate complaints are generally harmless not requesting treatment but of course attention must be paid to these cases as well. Nevertheless in order to clarify the background of prolonged or recurring infections associated with serious complications it is always necessary to consult with a hematologist.
Exact diagnosis has high importance
The specialist of hemato-oncology treats the diseases of blood and blood-forming organs as well as the different tumorous diseases. Alteration of quantities of white-, red blood cells and thrombocytes – either their number is higher or lower than usual – requires a consultation with the hematologist. In the course of the medical check-up of the long lasting symptoms and complaints (special blood tests and other diagnostic examinations) the specialist – if necessary – consults the doctors of the associated branches of medicine (gastroenterology, radiology, ultrasound examinations etc.).
Well-known diseases in the domain of hematology:
- different forms of anemia
- lymphoma (malignant tumors that develop from lymph glands)
- disorders of blood coagulation (intensified clotting of blood: susceptibility for thrombosis or hemophilia)
For the child’s good it is inevitable to set up the most exact diagnosis. Our clinic’s hematological and oncological specialist, Dr. Gábor Benyó, having simultaneous specialist qualification for infant and pediatric therapies, has a hospital experience of more than 15 years in diagnosing, treating, recuperating and caring for ailing children.
Behind the different infections with prolonged, serious complications and feverish cases, tumorous diseases of blood-forming organs could be diagnosed. In such cases the task of the hematologist specialist is the following:
- checking and treating the quantitative, structural and formal abnormalities of red blood cells
- checking and treating the quantitative and functional abnormalities of white blood cells as well as controlling and moderating the changes of their ratio per type
- testing and curing the disease status of thrombocytes
- identification, type definition and treatment of disorders of blood coagulation
It is important to know that enlargement of thyroid glands, liver and spleen may be the sign of a hematological disease and a consultation with a specialist doctor is needed.
If on the basis of the first examinations the suspicion of an oncological or a more complicated hematological disease arises, the required further special laboratory tests and necessary treatments could be continued in a hospital environment with the control of the hemato-oncological specialist of our clinic.
Setting up the diagnosis and front-line treatment of the hemato-oncological diseases it is inevitable to care for and follow up the syndromes of blood-forming organs or other tumorous diseases.