People who have mild or moderate aplastic anemia may not need treatment as long as the condition doesn't get worse. People who have severe aplastic anemia need medical treatment right away to prevent complications.
People who have very severe aplastic anemia need emergency medical care in a hospital. Very severe aplastic anemia can be fatal if it's not treated right away. Removing a known cause of aplastic anemia, such as exposure to a toxin, may cure the condition.
Caring for Yourself
Many aplastic anemia patients get infections easily and have trouble getting rid of them. That’s because they don’t have enough white blood cells (neutrophils) to fight infection, a condition called neutropenia. Antibiotics will help, but they must be started quickly for patients with low neutrophil counts and fevers.
If you have aplastic anemia and you get a fever, contact your doctor right away or go to the emergency room.
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