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Is chronic pancytopenia anemia curable?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: It depends

Pancytopenia is a more encompassing term then anemia (low red blood cells) and includes leukopenia (low white blood cells) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets).
Generally speaking, pancytopenia can be caused by a production problem (bone marrow failure) or excessive peripheral destruction (ex: hypersplenism). It may be curable if the exact cause is identified. Hematology consult is necessary.

In brief: It depends

Pancytopenia is a more encompassing term then anemia (low red blood cells) and includes leukopenia (low white blood cells) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets).
Generally speaking, pancytopenia can be caused by a production problem (bone marrow failure) or excessive peripheral destruction (ex: hypersplenism). It may be curable if the exact cause is identified. Hematology consult is necessary.
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