Aplastic anaemia is a condition that occurs when the production of white and red blood cells in the bone marrow is not enough. It can occur suddenly or gradually over time.
Aplastic anaemia is a very serious condition that occurs when the body stops producing enough white and red blood cells in the bone marrow. It can occur suddenly or gradually and get worse over a period of time. While suffering from it, the patient may feel tired, is many times more prone to contract infections and develop uncontrolled bleeding.
The bone marrow is described in medical terms as aplastic or hypoplastic, meaning empty or containing very few blood cells. The factors that can affect bone marrow and blood cell production are radiation therapy, chemotherapy treatment, toxic chemicals exposure, certain drugs, autoimmune disorders, viral infections and pregnancy.
Early diagnosis of aplastic anaemia leads to prompt and effective treatment or there could be many complications. This is why it is so important to be able to identify symptoms of aplastic anaemia. The following are some symptoms:
Treatment for aplastic anemia may include medications, blood transfusions or a bone marrow transplant.
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