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How is pancytopenia developed during aplastic anemia?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Aplastic anemia
Aplastic anemia is a disease in which the bone marrow, and the stem cells that reside there, are damaged.
This causes a deficiency of all three blood cell types: red blood cells (anemia), white blood cells (leukopenia), and platelets (thrombocytopenia).

In brief: Aplastic anemia
Aplastic anemia is a disease in which the bone marrow, and the stem cells that reside there, are damaged.
This causes a deficiency of all three blood cell types: red blood cells (anemia), white blood cells (leukopenia), and platelets (thrombocytopenia).
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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