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What is Aplastic anemia?

What is Aplastic anemia?

  • Aplastic anemia: A blood disorder where the bone marrow produces insufficient new blood cells.
  • 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
  • Aplastic anemia: 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

Aplastic anemia: Introduction

Types of Aplastic anemia:

Broader types of Aplastic anemia:

How serious is Aplastic anemia?

Prognosis of Aplastic anemia: The condition is usually progressive and may become life-threatening if left untreated.
Complications of Aplastic anemia: see complications of Aplastic anemia
Deaths for Aplastic anemia: 1,069 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

What causes Aplastic anemia?

Causes of Aplastic anemia: see causes of Aplastic anemia

What are the symptoms of Aplastic anemia?

Symptoms of Aplastic anemia: see symptoms of Aplastic anemia

Complications of Aplastic anemia: see complications of Aplastic anemia

Aplastic anemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Aplastic anemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Aplastic anemia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Aplastic anemia: see treatments for Aplastic anemia
Research for Aplastic anemia: see research for Aplastic anemia

Society issues for Aplastic anemia

Hospitalizations for Aplastic anemia: 32,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Organs Affected by Aplastic anemia:

Organs and body systems related to Aplastic anemia include:

Name and Aliases of Aplastic anemia

Main name of condition: Aplastic anemia

Other names or spellings for Aplastic anemia:

aregenerative anemia, erythroblastophthisis, hypoplastic anemia, panmyelopathy, panmyelophthisis, progressive hypoerythemia, refractory anemia, toxic paralytic anemia, Aplastic anemia, idiopathic, Anemia, Refractory, Aplastic anaemia

Aplastic anaemia Source - Diseases Database

Aplastic anaemia
Source - WordNet 2.1

Anemia, aplastic, Aregenerative Anemia, Erythroblastophthisis, Hemorrhagica Aleukia, Panmyelophthisis, Aregenerative Anemia, Erythroblastophthisis, Hemorrhagica Aleukia, Panmyelophthisis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Aplastic anemia: Related Conditions

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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