Aplastic Anemia - Glossary

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Glossary

Pancytopenia: Condition that leads to reduced number of all types of blood cells i.e. RBCs, WBCs and platelets

Hematopoietic progenitors: Stem cells in the bone marrow that give rise to all types of blood cells

Autoimmune disorders: Disease caused when immune system attacks body tissues

Idiopathic: Of unknown cause

Pallor: Pale color

Tachycardia: Accelerated heart beat

Petechiae: Flat red spots under skin

Purpura: Red or purple discoloration on skin

Ecchymoses: Skin discoloration

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anupam123

my brother has got aplastic anemia with mild bone marrow hypoplasty...which is the best hospital in india/delhi for this

Is there any sure treatment? My brother suffering with AA from 5 month. Not any treatment work. Even blood transfusion not effective.... Plzzzzzzzzzzz help!!!!!!!!!

123is

hi,,,aap pune k rubi hospital me jaao,, mere dad ka ilaj wahi chal raha hai,,,, mere dad ab thik hai,,,

How is the severity of AA classified: ie. the difference between mild and severe forms? Can a mild form evolve into a severe one? Should women[20s] consider treatments which inhibit their menstrual cycles, in order to reduce blood loss? Are there any "alternative" therapies which are effective; short of BMT or an immunosuppressive regimen?

The difference between mild and sever are the levels at which the blood counts stand. These are the level boundaries to be diagnosed with AA; Haemoglobin <10 g/dL Platelet count < 50 x 109/L Neutrophil count <1.5 x 109/L These are those for severe; Neutrophils <0.5 x 109/L Platelets <20 x 109/L Reticulocytes <20 x 109/L And Very Severe; neutrophils <0.2 x 109/L Women of menstruating age are advised to use drug treatment to either stop of reduce bleeding when platelets stand at less than around 30 but of course every case is individual. There are some cases that have been treated with an immunosupresive drug instead of the chemotherapy option of ALG/ATG along with transfusions but this is generally a treatment for the effects of the illness compared to trying to "cure" it which is the aim of a BMT and ATg/ALG. Hope this helps x

drdoaa

its very help full but i need full text

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