APLASTIC ANEMIA

Your bone marrow creates new cells that become your red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. When you have aplastic anemia, your bone marrow slows or stops making these cells. It causes your blood counts to be low across the board. It makes life more difficult because you could have bleeding problems with low platelets, or be more prone to sickness with low white blood counts. The low red blood count affects how much oxygen is in your system, and you can become dizzy or have trouble breathing.

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Circulatory system
Circulatory system
Immune system
Immune system

Symptoms

  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bruising
  • Fatigue
  • Pale skin
  • Trouble getting over sickness

Treatments

  • rATG
  • hATG
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Specialist who treat it

    Hematology Oncology

    Stories of Aplastic Anemia

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    I was diagnosed at age 11 with VSAA.  I had a BMT from my identical twin brother in October 2011.  I am now 4 years post BMT and doing well.  We started Kyle's Quillows to help komfort other kids with AA and other life threatening dise...
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    I was diagnosed with severe Aplastic Anaemia in the Feburary of 2009 at the mere age of 11 Our family were generally scared because we didnt know what we were dealing with. Had a lovely doctor who explained everything so well! Had ATG in April of 2...
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    I was going to have weight loss surgery.  I had finally made up my mind to do it, and began all the pre testing that goes along with it.  It was under the recommendation of my general physician.  I had a blood test but the only thing t...
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    I have a blog about my aplastic anemia experience, you can find it here: http://aplasticanemia.brendangates.com/
    Aplastic Anemia stories
    Son diagnosed with very severe aplastic anemia on September 2013 Treatment with Rabbit ATG and cyclosporine @ Keio gijuku day in Tokyo In remission a year later Cyclosporine winding down slowly since early 2014 To be cyclosporine free from D...

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    Statistics of Aplastic Anemia

    9 people with Aplastic Anemia have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Aplastic Anemia is 1904 points (53 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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