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What Is Tropical Pancytopenia
Let me explain: Pertaining to the tropics, the regions of the earth lying between the tropic of cancer above the equator and the tropic of capricorn below. 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could (HCC)mean after a persons health condition,example-Cachexia(HCC) or Pancytopenia(HCC)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer