Aplastic anemia: Introduction
Aplastic anemia: A blood disorder where the bone marrow produces insufficient new blood cells.
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causes, and treatments of Aplastic anemia is available below.
Symptoms of Aplastic anemia
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Treatments for Aplastic anemia
- Varies depending on underlying cause but possible therapies include: blood transfusion, oxygen administration, bone marrow-stimulating agents, bone marrow transplant and immunosuppressive drugs if condition is caused by malfunctioning immune system. Cases caused by exposure to toxins or medications usually resolve after the exposure to the toxin or medication ceases
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Aplastic anemia: Complications
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Causes of Aplastic anemia
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Disease Topics Related To Aplastic anemia
Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Aplastic anemia:
- Hypoplastic anemia; bone marrow disease; bone marrow failure; bone marrow failure syndrome; severe aplastic anemia; SAA; progressive hypocythemia; aregeneratory anemia; aleukia hemorrhagica; panmyelophthisis
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Aplastic anemia: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Aplastic anemia: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Aplastic anemia
Prognosis for Aplastic anemia:
The condition is usually progressive and may become life-threatening if left untreated.
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Research about Aplastic anemia
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Clinical Trials for Aplastic anemia
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Clinical Trials for Aplastic anemia
Statistics for Aplastic anemia
Aplastic anemia: Broader Related Topics
Types of Aplastic anemia
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Definitions of Aplastic anemia:
Anemia resulting from bone marrow failure (aplastic or hypoplastic bone marrow). The production of erythroblasts and red cells is markedly decreased, and it may be associated with decreased production of granulocytes (granulocytopenia) and platelets (thrombocytopenia) as well. Aplastic anemia may be idiopathic or secondary due to bone marrow damage by toxins, radiation, or immunologic factors. -- 2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Anemia characterized by pancytopenia resulting from failure of the bone marrow; can be caused by neoplasm or by toxic exposure
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Aplastic anemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Aplastic anemia, or a subtype of Aplastic anemia,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Aplastic anemia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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