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Aplastic anemia

Aplastic anemia: Introduction

Aplastic anemia: A blood disorder where the bone marrow produces insufficient new blood cells. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Aplastic anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Aplastic anemia

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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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Aplastic anemia?

Aplastic anemia: Related Patient Stories

Aplastic anemia: Deaths

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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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Misdiagnosis and Aplastic anemia

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Aplastic anemia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Aplastic anemia

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Aplastic anemia: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Aplastic anemia

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Aplastic anemia: Animations

Prognosis for Aplastic anemia

Prognosis for Aplastic anemia: The condition is usually progressive and may become life-threatening if left untreated.

Research about Aplastic anemia

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Clinical Trials for Aplastic anemia

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Aplastic anemia

Aplastic anemia: Broader Related Topics

Aplastic anemia Message Boards

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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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