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Autoimmune Bone Marrow Disease
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
Bone marrow disease: The symptoms are related to the abnormality of the bone marrow function -i.e. Decrease production of the blood cell counts-or increase level of blood cells counts if something supresses bone marrow function-anemia, decrease WBC and platelet can happen. -symptoms will include fatigue, infection, fever, bleeding. If the cell count is too much-clots, fatigue, feeling sluggish can happen. ...Read more
It varies greatly: Bone marrow has lots of reserve, so it can be partly diseased, yet the body has no effect. But once the bone marrow is completely diseased or damaged, then the body will have all kinds of effects in the form of anemia (low hemoglobin), low WBC and low platelet counts and the complications of infections and bleeding as a result of low blood counts. ...Read more
No.: The very definition of a disease is that it is a condition which adversely affects health. So if you really have a disease in the marrow it's likely to make you feel sick sooner or later. ...Read more
Good question: Great question. Difficult to describe in 400 characters. Here is a great explanation: http://goo. Gl/rpdpp. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for someone whose cold agglutin disease is suspected to have been caused by a virus, with negative for lymphoma bone marrow test?
Prognosis good: Cold agglutinins often come and go with a mycoplasma like chest cold. I trust this is not actually a cryoglobulin. ...Read more
Many: The main lethal disease treated with stem cell transplants are hematologic malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Bone marrow failure (aplastic anemia) is also treated with stem cell transplants. Some life-threatening genetic disease can also be treated with a transplant. ...Read more
Is myelofibrosis a terminal disease? Does it just keep progressing until all bone marrow is replaced by scar tissue that can't produce blood?
No clear results.: There is not level 1 evidence to show bone marrow transplant increases survival in patients with sickle cell disease. Although there are several reports with success a systematic randomized trial remains to be done. Bone marrow transplant is a procedure with multiple complications. After the procedure the recipient has to take meds for life. Cost/effective therapy analyses are not present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What diseases cause bone marrow to produce the right cells but not fast enough in a 8 year old boy with low red/white cells, low platelets + neoutroph?
Viral: Viral diseases often. Blood disorders can cause the same in early stages. Some conditions are inherited. ...Read more
I do not know.: Most patients with sickle cell diseaes have a very benign manifestation of the diseas (trait) and they can live close to a normal life. E few percentage of this people has severe disease. I do not have experience with bone marrow transplant for sickle cell disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will my bone marrow test show up for leukemia lupus etc, while I am on these IV treatments for my blood platelet disease?
Microscope: The cells from the marrow are analyzed under a microscope by a pathologist who can tell when the cells have abnormal growth and appearance. ...Read more
It is a mild form of leukemia and may not cause symptoms. Some patients do develop complications. There is no cure through conventional treatments. In some cases bone marrow transplant may be warranted and can cure the disease. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/thrombocythemia/basics/definition/con-20034386 ...Read more
Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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