Is The Diagnosis Of Aplastic Anemia Mild, Moderate Or Severe?
Hello doctor, my child has been hot and dizzy for a few days, 1500 lymphocytes, 8.0 hb and platelets dropped 161 and diagnosed with aplastic anemia, including mild or moderate ones huh?
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Aplastic anemia is a condition in which the bone marrow stops producing new blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells / leukocytes, and platelets). In aplastic anemia, pancytopenia occurs, namely a decrease in the number of all types of blood cells accompanied by hypoplasia or bone marrow aplasia. You need to know that not all pancytopenia is caused by aplastic anemia. The diagnosis of aplastic anemia can be established if a bone marrow biopsy has been performed and the biopsy results meet the diagnostic criteria for aplastic anemia.
To be able to diagnose whether your child's aplastic anemia is severe or not, there are criteria that must be met as well, such as the percentage of bone marrow cellularity, absolute neutrophil count, platelet count, and reticulocyte count. If your child is not currently undergoing a bone marrow biopsy, the actual diagnosis of aplastic anemia cannot be established, and the severity of the disease has not yet been determined.
Following are some other possible causes of pancytopenia:
cancers that can infiltrate bone marrow, such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, etc.
chemotherapy or radiation for cancer
exposure to certain chemicals or radiation in the environment
side effects of certain drugs
certain autoimmune diseases
certain vitamin deficiencies
It is best to ask your child's condition thoroughly from the pediatrician who is examining your child directly. If indeed a bone marrow biopsy has been performed and the diagnosis of aplastic anemia has been established, then you need to know that aplastic anemia itself is a dangerous disease, therefore you should always follow the advice of your child's doctor about the diagnosis and treatment plan that needs to be done by children.
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