Anemia

Aplastic Anemia

Aplastic anemia is a disease in which the body fails to produce blood cells in sufficient numbers. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow by stem cells that reside there. Aplastic anaemia causes a deficiency of all blood cell types: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

There's no prevention for most cases of aplastic anemia. Avoiding exposure to insecticides, herbicides, organic solvents, paint removers and other toxic chemicals might lower your risk of the disease.
  • Symptoms
  • Falling sick easily

    common

    Unexplained skin injury

    common

    Bleeding gums

    common

    Fatigue

    common

    Unusual lightness of skin color

    or Pale inner surface of eyelids

    common

    Nosebleed

    common

    Bleeding easily or difficulty controlling bleeding

    common

    Rapid heart rate

    common

    Difficulty breathing

    • Occurs or worsens with exertion

    common

    Dizziness

    Skin rash and redness

    Headache

    Chest discomfort

    Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes

  • Risk factors
  • Recent upper respiratory tract infection

    Exposure to toxic chemicals

    Radiation therapy

    • Pelvic radiotherapy, Abdominal, Chest

    or Chemotherapy

    Use of methimazole

    or Use of sulfonamide

    or Use of trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole

    or Use of chloramphenicol

    or Use of Carbamazepine

    or Use of propylthiouracil

    Pregnant

  • Treatment
  • Treatment for aplastic anemia might include medications, blood transfusions or a stem cell transplant, also known as a bone marrow transplant.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Anemia, then a visit to a general internist is highly recommended.

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    General internist

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