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PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL HEMOGLOBINURIA
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disorder that causes the red blood cells to break down sooner than they should. As a result, this early destruction can lead to symptoms and complications that range from minimal such as discoloration of urine to severe such as leukemia and stroke. Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria involves a gene called PIGS, but this disease is not genetic.
HOW IS PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL HEMOGLOBINURIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of PNH is done based on the symptoms and clinical evaluation. A detailed patient history and specialized tests confirm diagnosis. Flow cytometry is the most common diagnostic test that hematologists prescribe for identifying PNH cells.
HOW IS PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL HEMOGLOBINURIA TREATED?
The treatment of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria varies depending upon the symptoms and the severity of the disease. In most of the cases, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria is treated by medication and steroids to suppress the immune system as part of the disease management.
DID YOU KNOW?
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria and aplastic anemia are closely related disorders