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  1. Interviews with the Experts: The Complement System in PNH

    ... What happens when the complement system identifies red blood cells with the defective PIG-A gene ? So because of the ...

    Interview last updated 08/31/2016 - 8:39am.

  2. Eltrombopag Added to IST Yields Encouraging Results

    ... improvement in platelet counts but also noticed recovering red and white blood cells numbers. Although the magnitude of the response was somewhat ...

    Interview last updated 05/24/2017 - 7:44am.

  3. What are the symptoms of low blood counts?

    ... like aplastic anemia , MDS and PNH are caused by low blood counts. The specific symptoms depend on which type of blood cell is ... at any point in the course of your illness. Low Red Blood Cell Count A low red blood cell count is called anemia. If ...

    FAQ last updated 04/28/2016 - 4:49pm.

  4. PNH: Treatments

    ... Here are some treatments for hemolysis and anemia. Blood Transfusions In a blood transfusion , whole blood or parts of ... of transfusion available for PNH patients are: Red blood cell transfusion Platelet transfusion Learn ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:48pm.

  5. Diagnosis

    ... Blood Tests for PNH When you have anemia caused by the destruction of red blood cells, doctors call this hemolytic anemia . There are several ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:04pm.

  6. Treatments

    ... that can cause your bone marrow to make more red blood cells. This can improve anemia . Androgens are sometimes used to ...

    Topic section last updated 05/04/2016 - 1:52pm.

  7. Blood Transfusion Safety and Risks

    ... Negative side effects of blood transfusion therapy are uncommon. Blood banks, hospitals, and ... U.S. blood supply extremely safe. Iron Overload  Red blood cells contain iron. Having enough iron in your body is important. ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2014 - 2:36pm.

  8. Growth Factors

    ... Growth factors cause your bone marrow to produce more blood cells. They may be helpful for some patients, but they do not replace immunosuppressive therapy. Red cell growth factor is called erythropoietin or EPO for short. It is ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:43pm.

  9. Anastasios Karadimitris, MD, PhD

    ... (HSC). This is compounded by exquisite sensitivity of red blood cells to the destructive effect of a complex molecular machine called ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 03/07/2017 - 9:50am.

  10. PNH - Basics

    ... Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria ( PNH ) is a rare blood disease that causes red blood cells to break apart. Doctors call this breaking apart " hemolysis ...

    Topic section last updated 04/05/2016 - 4:02pm.