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Is Pancytopenia Curable
Depends on cause: Chronic pancytopenia means low white & red cells and low platelets. Reversible causes such as nutritional deficinecies, immune disorders, drug-related can be treated effectively. However, patientsw with inherited conditions or bone marrow disorders need a detailed work-up and treatments may not be effective. ...Read more
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An acute to chronic disease caused by ehrlichia canis which is transmitted by the brown dog tick, rhipicephalus sanguineus. It is characterized by fever, nasal and eye discharges, and emaciation.. ...Read more
Depends on diagnosis: Pancytopenia is a descriptive diagnosis, that says a patient has low levels of red cells, white cell, and platelets. It doesn't indicate the cause, which can include leukemia, nutritional deficiency, aplastic anemia, other bone marrow cancers, myelodysplastic syndromes, . .. It is a long list, and it is usually not something for which a particular diet is recommended, but it can be. ...Read more
Pancytopenia: This is a decrease in all the cell lines of your blood. Meaning the white count, hemoglobin and platelets. If someone is anemic, the hemoglobin is low. If someone us thrombocytopenic, the platelet count is low. If someone is pancytopenic, all cell lines are low. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Rare: Very rare. Saw one case. Can be associated with rheumatologic conditions (sle, etc), infectious (hiv, etc), autoimmune disorder, lymphoid neoplasm (cll, etc), drug or idiopathic (diagnosis of exclusion). Mechanism: autoantibidies to all three peripheral blood cells (wbc, rbc, platelet). Itp (ab only to platelet). Evan syndrome (ab to rbc and platelet). Tx: prednisone, ivig, or rituximab. ...Read more
Here is some info: Pancytopenia reflects the poor health of the bone marrow (where all blood cells are produced). Cancer often goes into the bones but such invasion is often patchy, so it does not affect blood counts. But a diffuse invasion of the bone marrow can also occur (especially in Blood Cancers as well as in solid tumors, like breast Cancer). One term used for the solid tumor-related invasion is Myelopthisis ...Read more
Bone Marrow Biopsy: Pancytopenia is a clinical condition that can be caused by a variety of diseases such as aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia, drug toxicity. Myelodysplasia is a clinical syndrome that may manifest itself as pancytopenia. A bone marrow biopsy is the only way to tell what is going on. ...Read more
Yes: Homeopathy & Ayurveda offer treatments for virtually any condition because they attempt to balance the whole person rather than focusing on the diagnosis. There is no guarantee that these treatments will be effective, but they are worth a try since conventional medicine has little to offer for this. Please see my comment for additional information. ...Read more
Yes: Pancytopenia means a deficiency in all three major types of blood cells - white, red, and platelets. A blood transfusion would help 1 or more of those. However, it depends on the cause of the pancytopenia. Some conditions could result in destruction of the new blood products fairly quickly. ...Read more
What could (HCC)mean after a persons health condition, example-Cachexia (HCC) or Pancytopenia (HCC)?
In medicine HCC is a shorthand for hepatocellular carcinoma. It is not clear if that term is applicable to the your circumstance. You may consult this site for more information:
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/000280.htm ...Read more
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 more
Needs medical help: Your mum has some serious issues apparently, the low blood counts along with hallucinations and high D-Dimer are all issues that require medical evaluations and close supervised monitoring of her medical care. Best wishes. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm diagnosed as chronic anemic, pancytopenia, leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and lympocytopenia?
Specialist help: This is probably a marrow disease and you need to be evaluated by a competent, no-nonsense hematologist. An anemia always needs a workup and unless the other values are only trivially reduced relative to the reference range, you have serious disease until proved otherwise. Don't delay, and stay proactive. ...Read more
58 yo female. I've been diagnosed with mds and smoldering myeloma. One oncologists says it's rare to have both. Diangosis x 2yrs. Pancytopenia. No tx yet.
Possible: Although not very common, it can happen. At this time, the standard of care for smoldering myeloma is still observational. For mild mds perhaps either just observe or blood transfusion as needed and growth support therapy as indicated. For intermediate-high risk mds- hypomethylating agent like vidaza or other agent like Revlimid (lenalidomide) will be considered depending on the cytogenetics. F/u with your md. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with pancytopenia for just over a year now. I have seen 3 different oncologist/hematologist. 2 of them from mskcc. None of them can find the cause. Any suggestions? Who else to c
Monitor it: Whether it's worth seeking a subtle myelodysplastic syndrome is for you to decide. I trust the obvious (hypersplenism, lupus, pnh, hiv, B12 / folate (folic acid) / copper deficiency) ideas were ruled out. Trust you're not taking any folk "herbal" (they can be anything) or excess zinc. This might be time to adopt "watchful waiting" rather than seek a diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: Aplastic anemia means something is wrong with your bone marrow and it cannot make red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets. It can be caused by toxins, infections, or autoimmune problems. Often the cause is never found. Pancytopenia from chemotherapy means a decrease in red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets caused by the toxic effect of chemo. This improves with time. ...Read more
87 year old man no symptoms has been diagnosed with pancytopenia is it safe for him if they perform a bone marrow test considering his age? Worried
Safe: The opposite is unsafe, doctors need to get to the root of the problem, wish you both wellness ...Read more
I am under a haematologist at the moment for pancytopenia, and have had a bone marrow biopsy done, but the test has been inconclusive and has been crushed? What does this mean? Does it mean the biopsy is inadequate? Because I was told I may have to have a
No answer yet.: In a biopsy, the term inconclusive would be used to describe a result that is not independently and reliably diagnostic of the disease process under consideration. The biopsy may have to be done again, perhaps with a larger sample. ...Read more
Complex problem: It appears that your bone marrow is not making new blood, so you have anemia due to the failure of production. If you have pancytopenia then the problem is much more than anemia alone. Such situation are either due to leukemia or preleukemic conditions like Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). You need a blood specialist to help you sort it out and guide you further. ...Read more
Six weeks ago my dad 87 had a viral infection hospitalized.. six weeks later annual shows pancytopenia could this still be the effects. No symptoms?
Well: Whatever he had he is immune compromised so it took a lot for the body to fight this off he is best being in the hospital until the body restores itself ...Read more
Wat does cd 5;21;23 b cell lymphocyte present in bone marrow biopsy indicate. I have pancytopenia nd spleenohepatomegaly?
Hi, what natural treatments are effective for mds? No chromosomal abnormality, pancytopenia and transfusion dependent (almost every 15-20 days).
Been seen by multiple doctors, I have an enlarged spleen (8cm below lcm)pancytopenia high ldh and sed rate. What could cause this, my drs are stumped
Difficult to answer: A question like this would benefit from a HealthTap Prime consult, with labwork, biopsy results, and scan reports texted during the consultation. Knowing the full history and specific details would be extremely valuable. ...Read more
Wat can be possible if u have pancytopenia;spleenomegaly nd liver enlargement nd weight loss;weakness nd hb as low as 6.1g/dl nd eliptocytes r seen?
? Lilver disease: Advanced liver disease can cause low blood counts, splenomegaly and eliptocytes (oval shaped red cells). The HGB of 6.1 is unusually low, but can be seen with very advanced liver disease or bleeding. Other causes are also possible. This probably requires both a GI and hematology specialist to figure out. ...Read more