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What is tropical pancytopenia?

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

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Pancytopenia (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: pancytopenia?

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

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Could I have pancytopenia if I have fatigue?

Could I have pancytopenia if I have fatigue?

Fatigue: If you have severe pancytopenia , you will feel fatigue. But if you fatigue- it does not mean you have pancytopenia. Fatigue could be caused by many things- physical and emotional problem can cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Pancytopenia is it treateble?

Depends: Pancytopenia is not a disease but the result of an illness or other situations. Sometimes even stopping a medicine may fix the problem. The first step is to determine why it's happening with the proper workup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is pancytopenia same as neutropenia?

Is pancytopenia same as neutropenia?

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 more

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Is pancytopenia a symptom of leukemia?

Is pancytopenia a symptom of leukemia?

Yes: Pancytopenia, that is low blood counts for rbc, wbc, platelets indicates a bone marrow problem. The diagnosis requires a bone marrow biopsy. One cause of pancytopenia is leukemia. ...Read more

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What is the most effective after care diet regime for a prognosis of pancytopenia?

What is the most effective after care diet regime for a prognosis of pancytopenia?

None known: Pancytopenia is not a diagnosis, it is a problem that needs evaluation to determine a cause. There is no specific diet that can help pancytopenia unless it is due to nutritional issues. Rarely vit B12 deficiency can lead to pancytopenia-b12 will thus help. Alcoholism can lead to pancytopenia-abstinence can help. A disease called myelodysplasia can lead to pancytopenia, and, rarely, b6 can help. ...Read more

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What is it called when cancer causes pancytopenia?

What is it called when cancer causes pancytopenia?

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

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What conditions could cause autoimmune pancytopenia?

What conditions could cause autoimmune pancytopenia?

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