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What do you advise if I'm diagnosed as chronic anemic,pancytopenia,leukopenia,neutropenia,thrombocytopenia and lympocytopenia?

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

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more


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Is thrombocytopenia hereditary?

Is thrombocytopenia hereditary?

Can be in some cases: Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) has many possible causes, but most are not inherited. Inherited types include wiskott-aldrich syndrome and the rare giant platelet disorders. ...Read more

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Can you die from thrombocytopenia?

It can cause Bleedin: Severe thrombocytopenia can cause hemorrhage which can at times be fatal. But the platelet count has drop below 10, 000 before there is such a risk. ...Read more

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What exactly is transient leukopenia?

What exactly is transient leukopenia?

Transient, temporary: Leukopenia is low white blood cell count ( checked on a simple CBC, blood count test) This is common with viral illnesses such as the flu. viral condition goes away and so does the leukopenia. following chemotherapy , white cell count drops and recovers ( transient) ...Read more

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What are the tests for thrombocytopenia?

CBC and further: A complete blood cell count (CBC) includes the number of platelets in blood. Normal range is from about 150k to 250 k. There is usually no risk of bleeding if the count is above 40k. If thrombocytopenia is detected, it would require further investigation to ascertain the cause. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?

What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?

There are many.: Bruises, particularly in unusual places can be a clue (but can occur anywhere). A pinpoint red rash known as petechiae is frequently seen. Blood blisters in the mouth (wet purpura) can be seen and are a reason to be treated. Bleeding from other mucosal surfaces can occur. Rarely, intracranial bleeding can occur and be life threatening. If you have thrombocytopenia work with your dr to find cause. ...Read more

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What's thrombocytopenia and how can it be treated?

Depends on cause: Thrombocytopenia refers to low platelet count, a blood cell type needed for normal control of bleeding. Treatment depends on the cause of the abnormality. Some times platelets are transfused, like blood transfusion, to correct bleeding due to low platelet count. ...Read more

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What treatmemts a helpful for leukopenia. Any help?

What  treatmemts a helpful for leukopenia. Any help?

It obviously depends: On the cuase. If it is related to medication then the medication can be reduced or stopped. If it is due to infection that hopefully the infection can be successfully treated. If it is due to chemotherapy then white blood cell stimulating drugs are available. If there is an underlying blood problem such as leukemia then aggressive therapies may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is thrombocytopenia curable?

Depends on cause: Easily treatable causes of thrombocytopenia include drugs and infections. Thrombocytopenia due to bone marrow problems (cancer, myelodysplastic syyndrome, etc.) and autoimmune problems are harder to treat. ...Read more

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Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

Sometimes: Corticosteroids are used as a treatment for this condition when the cause is immune destruction of platelets such as itp or drug-induced low platelets. In other cases steroids may be of not much help. ...Read more

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Could the disease leukopenia lead to leukemia?

Could the disease leukopenia lead to leukemia?

Possibly: There are a lot of reasons for leukopenia. Usually isolated low white cells is not a sign of leukemia if the red blood cells and the platelets also found in blood are fine. Leukopenia develops in leukemia because all the bone marrow cells that eventually end up in the blood stream are crowded out by leukemia cells. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of leukopenia?

What are the signs and symptoms of leukopenia?

Depends: Many have low white count that is benign & no symptoms. It may also be due to a recent infection, medication, excessive alcohol intake, or underlying blood disease (even cancer), or else... The differential DX is wide. If white count is very low, risk of infection is increased. If you have fevers, chills, drenching night sweats or recurrent infection, you need to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytopenia be induced by chemotherapy?

Yep: All blood cell lines (including platelets) can be affected by chemotherapy, some chemos more than others. Your doctor will check your CBC regularly for this. If you notice undue bleeding, though, make sure to let him/her know. ...Read more

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Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia, what is this?

Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia, what is this?

Low platelets count: Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia occurs when fetal platelets contain an antigen inherited from the father that the mother lacks. The mother forms antiplatelet antibodies against the this antigen; these cross the placenta and destroy fetal platelets, resulting in fetal and neonatal thrombocytopenia. Minority of affected newborns (about 20%) experiences severe bleeding including intracranial bl ...Read more

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What does Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia mean?

What does Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia mean?

NAT: Neonatal (fetus or newborn under 1 month) alloimmune (immune response to foreign antigen) thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). NAT occurs when substances from mother's body pass into the baby's system, causing destruction of platelet cells. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytopenia occur in all cases of leukemia?

Can thrombocytopenia occur in all cases of leukemia?

No: While it is common to find thrombocytopenia associated with leukemia and other forms of marrow infiltration, sometimes you can actually see an elevated PLT count (thrombocytosis). CML is the classic example, but there are others. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thrombocytopenia to affect morbidity?

Is it possible for thrombocytopenia to affect morbidity?

Yes: Platelets are little plugs present in the bloodstream which control bleeding from small blood vessels. Minor decreases in platelet counts should have no effect on most people, yet moderate decreases can lead to problems following trauma or surgery; at very low levels, spontaneous bleeding may occur, which can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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What are the differences between leukemia and leukopenia?

High vs. low: Leukemia is a malignancy of the white blood cells, sometimes leading to excessive amounts of these cells in circulation. Leukopenia is a deficiency or low WBC count. Sometimes leukemia can present or lead to low WBC counts, but often leukemia is associated with a high WBC count. ...Read more

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Leukopenia (Definition)

This term is generic for any low total ...Read more