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What is aplastic anemia

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low bone marrow: Aplastic anemia is a disorder of the bone marrow in which it is low in cells (hypoplastic) or completely gone (aplastic). The causes and potential tr ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
None: By definition aplastic anemia means completely inadequate bm function. The CBC cannot be normal.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Aplastic anemia: Is a blood disorder in which the body's bone marrow doesn't make enough new blood cells. This includes red blood cells, platelets, and precursors of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: With treatment using supportive care (transfusions), medical therapy (immune suppressants), and stem cell transplantation, patients are able to live a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Stability over: 8 years is encouraging, but there is still a possibility of the aplaisa worsening over time. Hard to be precise unfortunately.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Please ask your doct: Exercise is crucial for everyone. The amount of exercise and the type of exercise will be dependent on your blood count and your general physical con ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Chen
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably safe: You need to discuss with your doctor. Is your aa in remission? Are you requiring transfusions? What about any other health problems? Lots of unknowns. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possible: Aplastic anemia can be treated with immunosuppressive medications with resolution in a significant percentage of patients. Younger patients can be suc ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
What is neglis?: Regarding aplastic anemia, yes there are good treatments for it. Standard of care for a young person with severe aplastic anemia and a matched sibling ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Aplastic Anemia: First test which make you aware of aplastic anemia is complete blood count called cbc, which will show pancytopenia, means anemia, neutopenia and thro ... Read More
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