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Aplastic Anemia Life Expectancy
My nine year old bichon has addison disease and i was just told he has aplastic anemia how serious is this for him? Is this life threatening disease.
BM failure: Aplastic anemia is caused by bone marrow failure to produce all blood cells ( affecting white cell, red blood cells as well as platelet). It can be presented with pallor, fatigue/tired, lack of energy, shortness of breath on exertion, episodes of infections, bleeding episodes, increased abdominal girth due to enlargement of spleen, etc. ...Read more
Death: Within weeks or a few months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Anemia: Complete lack of blood cell reproduction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Production stops: The body continuously recycles & replaces different cells in the blood. Red cells last ~100days, platelets several hours, other cells vary. The healthy system acheives a steady state of producing cells as fast as they break down. If an event such as a toxic exposure (chloramphenacol) or tumor invasion shuts down the "factory", no new material will be made & you get low on everything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer