PNH is a life threatening disease that affects the development of red blood cells in the body. A variety of symptoms are found at the initial stages of the disorder and it has been known as the 'great impersonator'. Common symptoms consist of reddish to darkish red urine, blood clots, severe back pain, fatigue and infections that recur within a short span of time. Important treatments include iron supplementation, folic acid etc.
HOW IS PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL HEMOGLOBINURIA DIAGNOSED?
15-30% of individuals affected with PNH develop blood clots.