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  1. Treatments

    ... rid of them. That’s because they don’t have enough white blood cells (neutrophils) to fight infection, a condition called ...

    Topic section last updated 04/19/2016 - 3:36pm.

  2. Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA)

    ... precursors (reticulocytes) in the marrow and a low red blood cell count. The amounts of white blood cells and platelet remain normal. Transient or Acute ...

    Topic section last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:14pm.

  3. Donor Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

    ... This phase II trial studies how well donor peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplant works in treating patients with hematologic ... t(4;11), mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) rearrangements White blood cell counts > 30,000/mcL Patients over 30 years of age ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 3:26pm.

  4. Pathophysiology and management of thrombocytopenia in bone marrow failure: possible clinical applications of thrombopoietin receptor agonists in aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.

    ... (MDS), have in common that one, two, or all three blood cell lineages may be dangerously low. Neutropenia results in ... growth factors that stimulate the bone marrow to produce white blood cells, in particular neutrophils, and erythropoietin , to ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:21am.

  5. A Pilot Study of a Thrombopoietin-Receptor Agonist, Eltrombopag, in Patients With Low to Int-2 Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

    ... neutropenia , and thrombocytopenia (low red blood cell , white blood cell , and platelet counts). Patients with MDS are at ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 12:35pm.

  6. Therapies

    ... that can cause your bone marrow to make more red blood cells. This can improve anemia . Androgens are sometimes used to ... diseases to help increase red blood cell , white blood cell or platelet counts. ...

    Page last updated 03/18/2016 - 11:26am.

  7. MDS and Inflammation

    ... cellular effectors of inflammatory responses involve white blood cells, immune cells, blood vessels and additional molecular factors. This ...

    Interview last updated 02/14/2017 - 8:52am.

  8. Insights into the Natural History of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH): Analysis of the Presenting Clinical, Haematological and Flow Cytometric Features of 705 Patients Leads to Improved Classification and Prediction of Clinical Course

    ... A group of researchers from Great Britain have collected blood cells from 705 patients (median age 45 years; slightly more males than ... had pancytopenia (low counts of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets). Although more males (98%) than females ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:20am.

  9. Dr. Heather Vega: Doctor Helps Determine Her Own Aplastic Anemia and PNH Diagnosis

    ... I was covered with bruises.” “After ordering some blood work and finding that my platelets were low, I called a friend who was a ... just had my labs done. I was neutropenic (abnormally low white blood cell count) and was advised to immediately go home by a friend ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 06/27/2016 - 2:29pm.

  10. Treatments

    ... mature Increase the number of healthy cells in your blood Kill abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of  blasts  (young white blood cells) in your bone marrow that have an abnormal shape, size, or ...

    Topic section last updated 03/30/2016 - 3:13pm.