A disorder where blood doesn’t flow freely through the arteries because of an abnormal number of red blood cells (or oddly shaped ones), white blood cells or proteins in the bloodstream. It occurs in both adults and children and can particularly affect kids’ growth by decreasing blood supply to vital organs like the brain, heart, kidneys and intestines. The condition can arise with autoimmune diseases or blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.

Also Known As

  • Hyperviscosity Syndrome