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Aplastic anemia in adolescents and young adults

Journal Title: 
Acta Haematol
Author(s): 
DeZern AE, Guinan EC
Primary Author: 
DeZern AE
Original Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Adolescent and young adult patient presentations of aplastic anemia require a particular perspective on both diagnosis and treatment. This unique age group necessitates a thorough diagnostic evaluation to ensure the etiology, acquired or inherited, is sufficiently determined. The treatment options include human leukocyte antigen-identical sibling hematopoietic cell transplantation or immunosuppressive therapy, and both require attention to the specific medical and social needs of these adolescents and young adults. Longitudinal surveillance throughout life for the development of late complications of the disease and treatment is mandatory.

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