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Is pancytopenia resulting from chemotherapy is same as aplastic anemia?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Aplastic anemia means something is wrong with your bone marrow and it cannot make red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets.
It can be caused by toxins, infections, or autoimmune problems. Often the cause is never found. Pancytopenia from chemotherapy means a decrease in red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets caused by the toxic effect of chemo. This improves with time.

In brief: No

Aplastic anemia means something is wrong with your bone marrow and it cannot make red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets.
It can be caused by toxins, infections, or autoimmune problems. Often the cause is never found. Pancytopenia from chemotherapy means a decrease in red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets caused by the toxic effect of chemo. This improves with time.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecology - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and No

The laboratory findings are the same but pancytopenia from chemotherapy is short lived and reverses itself.

In brief: Yes and No

The laboratory findings are the same but pancytopenia from chemotherapy is short lived and reverses itself.
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Dr. Ricardo Estape
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