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[mass noun] An abnormal or disordered state of the body or of a bodily part:[count noun] ‘various blood dyscrasias’‘plasma cell dyscrasia’
- ‘For example, a type of autoimmune disorder or blood dyscrasia may have caused some wounds that were initially diagnosed and managed as venous or ischemic ulcers.’
- ‘As stated, a bone marrow biopsy was negative for plasma cell dyscrasia in our case, which further supports the diagnosis of a localized plasmacytoma.’
- ‘Clinical suspicion of amyloidosis as the cause of an extremity mass is likely to be very low, especially in the absence of an immunocyte dyscrasia.’
- ‘Rare but serious complications, such as cholestatic hepatitis, blood dyscrasias and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, have been reported in patients treated with terbinafine.’
- ‘The primary diagnosis was plasma cell dyscrasia in all of these patients.’
Late Middle English (denoting an imbalance of physical qualities): via late Latin from Greek duskrasia bad combination, from dus- bad + krasis mixture.
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