Aplastic Sentence Examples
People who have aplastic anemia have bone marrow that just stops working right.
Having a history of diseases that damage the bone marrow, such as aplastic anemia, or a history of cancers of the lymphatic system puts people at a high risk for developing acute leukemias.
In cases where the patient is either immunocompromised or immunosuppressed, a life-threatening aplastic crisis can occur.
Aplastic anemia-A disorder in which the bone marrow greatly decreases or stops production of blood cells.
Patients who have leukemia, polycythemia vera, or aplastic anemia are given periodic platelet count tests to monitor their health.Advertisement
Leukemia and aplastic anemia can result in a low platelet count because of decreased production of platelets in the bone marrow.
Sometimes curable by bone marrow transplant, but potentially fatal, aplastic anemia is characterized by decreased production of red and white blood cells and platelets (disc-shaped cells that are a key component of blood coagulation).
Children with aplastic anemia are especially susceptible to infection.
Treatment for aplastic anemia may involve blood transfusions and bone marrow transplantation to replace malfunctioning cells with healthy ones.
Common underlying disorders include leukemia, drug toxicity, or aplastic anemia, all of which lead to decreased or defective production of platelets in the bone marrow.Advertisement