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What is Aplastic Anemia? by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 20 Feb 2010 8:41pm Aplastic Anemia is a rare but serious condition in which your body stops producing enough new blood cells.  It is most common in young people but it can develop at any age. The disease can have a sudden onset or progress slowly and develop symptoms over a period of weeks or months.   It can be either acute or chronic, but without treatment the ... Read on »
Neupogen in Aplastic Anemia by Mark Levin Posted Thu 21 Jul 2011 1:58pm Aplastic anemia frequently presents with pancytopenia, cinluding severe neutropenia and ti is tempting to use G-CSF to attempt tor aise white counts. However, there are only observatonsal and restrospective studies supporting this practice. There are also reports of acute leukemia, especially with the monosmy 7, developing after G-CSF use in ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: Fanconi anemia by nih.gov Posted Wed 08 Feb 2012 3:12pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed January 2012 What is Fanconi anemia? Fanconi anemia is a condition that affe ... Read on »
Telomere Length Linked to Outcomes in Aplastic Anemia by nih.gov Posted Mon 27 Sep 2010 10:45am Aplastic anemia patients with shorter chromosome tips, or telomeres, have a lower survival rate and are much more likely to relapse after treatment than those with longer telomeres, a new study reports. The results add to a growing body of evidence linking telomere length to disease risk and clinical outcomes. Microscopic ... Read on »
IVIG for Aplastic Anemia by Mark Levin Posted Wed 20 Jul 2011 10:47am Aplastic Anemia is considered to be among the diseases for which the Plan considers IVIG to experimental. Unfortunately there is very little supporting literature. A 2007 review found 7 reported cases, all of which responded to IVIG, but upon a closer look the review authors found that only 2 of the cases met criteria for true Aplastic Anemi ... Read on »
Aplastic anemia by pathologystudent Posted Wed 25 Apr 2012 4:29am Aplastic anemia falls into the category of “anemias-in-which-the-cells-don’t-look-weird” category. Anemias in this category can sometimes be difficult to diagnose (for example, in anemia of chronic disease, the cells are of normal size and shape…so it’s dang hard to find anything weird to point you in a diagnostic direction). In apl ... Read on »
Aplastic anemia and Lupus by Ahmad.H Posted Fri 08 Jun 2012 2:51pm Q. "Is Aplastic anemia linked to Lupus ?" Ans. Yes, both diseases are auto-immune disorders (which means that they occur because the immune system decides to attack the healthy body cells). Auto-immune diseases are caused by defective genes which can run in families. So it is normal to find that these diseases are affecting mo ... Read on »
Researchers Identify Markers for Aplastic Anemia Risk by Medline Plus Posted Tue 21 Sep 2010 1:00pm Shorter 'caps' on chromosomes prior to treatment predict higher odds of relapse, death, researchers find By Robert Preidt Tuesday, September 21, 2010 TUESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Biomarkers associated with increased risk of relapse and death among patients with severe ap ... Read on »
Standard Aplastic Anemia Therapy Improves Patient Outcomes Better Than Newer Version by Medline Plus Posted Wed 03 Aug 2011 6:12pm A comparison clinical study of two aplastic anemia treatments found that ATGAM, currently the only licensed aplastic anemia drug in the United States, improved blood cell counts and survival significantly more than Thymoglobulin, a similar but reportedly more potent treatment. The research was ... Read on »
Aplastic anemia vs. pancytopenia by pathologystudent Posted Mon 18 Jun 2012 1:37am Q. How do you tell apart aplastic anemia and pancytopenia? A. This is an interesting question, because we’re comparing a distinct disease (aplastic anemia) with a generalized blood finding (pancytopenia). Pancytopenia means that all of the cell lines (white cells, red cells, and platelets) are decreased in the blood. It’s an imp ... Read on »