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PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL HEMOGLOBINURIA
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is an acquired disorder that leads to the premature death and impaired production of blood cells. The disorder affects red blood cells (erythrocytes), which carry oxygen, white blood cells (leukocytes), which protect the body from infection, and platelets (thrombocytes), which are involved in blood clotting. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria affects both sexes equally, and can occur at any age, although it is most often diagnosed in young adulthood.
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?
Steroids or other drugs that suppress the immune system may help slow the breakdown of red blood cells. Blood transfusions may be needed. Supplemental iron and folic acid are provided. Blood thinners may also be needed to prevent clots from forming. Soliris (eculizumab) is a drug used to treat PNH. It blocks the breakdown of red blood cells. Bone marrow transplantation can cure this disease. All people with PNH should receive vaccinations against certain types of bacteria to prevent infection.
DID YOU KNOW?
25% of PNH cases in women are diagnosed during pregnancy.