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Describe the features of bone marrow disease.?

Describe the features of bone marrow disease.?

More detail needed: Bone marrow diseases are many and diverse. Can you be more specific in your question? ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

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


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Can you please discuss bone marrow disease?

Can you please discuss bone marrow disease?

Unclear: The bone marrow is where the blood cells are produced. It can be affected by many conditions, malignant or not. "bone marrow disease" is to vague a term to make much of it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bone marrow diseases?

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What are the symptoms of bone marrow diseases?

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

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Can bone marrow disease produce only minimal effects on the body?

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

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Is it possible for bone marrow disease to gace no effect on your body?

Is it possible for bone marrow disease to gace no effect on your body?

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

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Possible bone marrow disease if they can't find a cause for your anemia?

Possible bone marrow disease if they can't find a cause for your anemia?

Yes: Hello dpatrick8. I am not quite sure what you are asking, but if the cause of anemia is not obvious after a detailed history, physical examination, and blood testing, a bone marrow biopsy is frequently performed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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After a patient has had bone marrow disease, how can isolating them help to prevent rejection?

Confusing: Can you restate your quetion? Are you talking about a bone marrow transplant? Isolation is required to prevent infections in people after bone marrow transplants, as the immune system is profoundly suppressed for a number of weeks and beyond. ...Read more

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Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Good question: Great question. Difficult to describe in 400 characters. Here is a great explanation: http://goo. Gl/rpdpp. ...Read more

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What will a disease that affects bone marrow do to the body?

Many things: There are many diseases that affect the bone marrow and have different consequences, e.g., leukemia, anemia, low platelet count and bleeding, low white blood count and infections etc. ...Read more

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What lethal diseases are treated with bone marrow or stem cell transplants?

What lethal diseases are treated with bone marrow or stem cell transplants?

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

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Is myelofibrosis a terminal disease? Does it just keep progressing until all bone marrow is replaced by scar tissue that can't produce blood?

Is myelofibrosis a terminal disease? Does it just keep progressing until all bone marrow is replaced by scar tissue that can't produce blood?

Progressive: Yes, you described it well. New treatments are becoming available all the time, and they could extend your life! Get treated! ...Read more

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Sickle cell disease bone marrow transplant. Is that working out or not?

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 more

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Sickle cell disease - is it curable with a bone marrow transplant?

Sickle cell disease - is it curable with a bone marrow transplant?

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 more

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Will my bone marrow test show up for leukemia lupus etc, while I am on these IV treatments for my blood platelet disease?

Will my bone marrow test show up for leukemia lupus etc, while I am on these IV treatments for my blood platelet disease?

Probably: I can't tell what blood platelet disease you have so I don't know what medications you are taking so it is not possible to definitively answer your question. Bone marrow is the best way to diagnose leukemia but is not a good test for lupus. ...Read more

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How is lymphoproliferative disorder can be detected from bone marrow?

How is lymphoproliferative disorder can be detected from bone marrow?

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

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Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

No correlation: Don't worry and I hope your adhd medications are helping a lot.
Frequently they do. ...Read more

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I've got essential thrombocythemia. It is a bone marrow disorder. Can it be cured?

May be: 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 (Definition)

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 (Definition)

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