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Cannot sleep. my child has aplastic anemia. what is that?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Aplastic anemia: I am sorry to hear that. Aplastic anemia (aa) is a condition that happens due to a bone marrow failure- that results in significant decrease level of red blood cell, white blood cells and platelets. Factors that have been related to aa include- autoimmune process, chemical/drug exposure. Treatment will include supportive care/blood product etc, immunosupressive agent and bone marrow transplant

Answered 9/30/2020

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Dr. Cindy Steele answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Bone marrow failure: Aplastic anemia is when the bone marrow or blood factory does not make enough of white blood cells red cells and plateltes. There are many causes and also treatments now. Your child needsto be seen by a center for pediatric hemtology and you will get the right answers and treaments.

Answered 6/2/2012

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