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Is Pancytopenia Resulting From Chemotherapy Is Same As Aplastic Anemia
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A type of MDS: Refractory anemia with excess blasts is a type of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The bone marrow will have between 5-19% blasts per high powered microscope field. This illness is a "preleukemia" or an evolving leukemia. Progression to leukemia can happen in 12 months, and many patients will require transfusions for low blood counts. Treatments can prevent progression to leukemia. ...Read more
What is the name of rare Thrombocytopenia causing severe fluctuation in platelet count , Not ITP or TTP .
Otto. : Have no idea and need more information. Recommend you go to up to date. ...Read more
Depends on subtype: Drug combinations are usually given for b-cell lymphomas in the mediastinum. The particular subtype of lymphoma determines the drug selection. Aggressive lymphomas require chemo drugs that almost always cause hair loss. However, some "low grade" lymphomas appear in the chest and can be treated with drugs that do not require alopecia. However, hair loss is reversible, so make sure rx is curative! ...Read more
What are the causes of hematological malignancies? What is the leading cause for hematological malignancies, such as leukemia or lymphoma?
Hard to say...: Many times we don't know what causes leukemia or lymphoma, irrespective of type. The process is probably multifactorial and has a strong genetic component. In a small subset of cases exposure to various toxins like paint fumes, or to radiation, can also cause it, but this represents only a small percentage of patients. There is also an association with certain viruses (ebv, htlv). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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
Not likely: Atypical lymphocytes may have to do with a viral infection, seen on peripheral blood smear (pbs). Microcytic anemia is a type of anemia where the size of the red blood cells are smaller th an normal; causes would include iron deficiency, thalassemia, lead poisoning, or some form of hemolytic anemia. Are you a med student? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Related terms: Neutropenia refers to low numbers of a type of white blood cells called neutrophils. Pancytopenia refers to low numbers of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Pancytopenic patients are therefore usually neutropenic but the reverse is not always true. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No direct connection: I don't believe there is any direct connection between hypoxia or sickle cell disease and pica. Individuals with iron deficiency anemia tends to crave for ice, but also on occasions tend to eat inedible material, such as tissues. I have seen sickle cell patients eating a lot of toilet papers, or tissues. I believe that some form of anemia may cause pica, but not limited to sickle cell. ...Read more
Is anemia a symptom of Sickle Cell Anemia, or is Sickle Cell Anemia a type of anemia and if so do you have the same number of RBCs as everyone else?
You may be confused.: Fetuses do not suffer from sickle cell anemia in utero because they have a different type of hemoglobin (fetal) that is unaffected even in individuals destined to have sickle cell disease later in life. Affected fetuses come from affected or carrier parents and sickle cell disease is a genetic condition without cure at present. See a genetic counselor to discuss these issues in detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the WBC count increase in aplastic anemia or fanconi anemia? Does the bone marrow produce enough to cause increase by 1000/ ml of blood?
Could atherosclerosis in the brain be caused by high dose chemo from an autologous stem cell transplant for breast cancer? No problems noted in heart
Is angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma still treatable if in the marrow, anemia, low platelets, swelling?
T cell lymphoma: It is treatable but need careful supervision under the oncologist as chemo can be detrimental with low blood counts but sometimes that is the only way marrow can be cleared of lymphoma so lot of thinking needs to be done in selecting appropriate chemo for such patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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