Aplastic anemia is a condition where the bone marrow is unable to generate enough blood cells. Bone marrow is the soft tissue in the center of the bones. It generally affects people in their teens and twenties. There are many reasons that may cause this condition with are exposure to chemicals, drugs, radiation, immune disease and heredity.
HOW IS APLASTIC ANEMIA DIAGNOSED?
It is diagnosed by conducting a biopsy of the bone marrow
HOW IS APLASTIC ANEMIA TREATED?
This condition can be treated by a hematologist with the help of blood transfusions that can ensure that the three blood platelets remain in the given range. Stem cell transplant can also be carried out. Also, the doctor may prescribe an immunosuppressant to deal with the issue.
DID YOU KNOW?
The alternative names for Aplastic Anemia are Hypoplastic anemia; Refractory anemia. Ignored or untreated disease may lead to rapid death. It can lead to complications like infections, bleeding, reactions to medicines and Hemochromatosis.