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  1. Asymptomatic cerebral bleeds in patients with aplastic anemia.

    ... years (range 12-40 years). The median values of complete blood counts at the time of diagnosis were hemoglobin 5.7 gm/dl (range 2.5-9.2 gm/dl), white cell count 2,320/μl (800-7,000/μl), and platelet count ...

    Research Article last updated 07/20/2018 - 5:14pm.

  2. Types

    ... French-American-British or FAB system. It is based on how blood and bone marrow cells look. In 1997, the International ... RN (Refractory Neutropenia ) – Low white cell count RT (Refractory Thrombocytopenia ) ...

    Topic section last updated 07/20/2018 - 5:15pm.

  3. Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)

    ... Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria ( PNH ) is a rare blood disease that causes red blood cells to break apart. Doctors call this ... the lungs and brings it to cells all around the body. White blood cells (WBCs) are also called leukocytes. They fight disease and ...

    Page last updated 07/20/2018 - 5:15pm.

  4. Diagnosis

    ... To understand what is causing your symptoms and low blood counts, your doctor will start with a detailed medical history. Your ... sample. If the CBC shows a low number of red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets, your doctor may also do a blood smear test, ...

    Topic section last updated 07/20/2018 - 5:15pm.

  5. Immunosuppressive Therapy

    ... to rebuild its supply of bone marrow stem cells, causing blood counts to go up. Usually, ATG is given by IV infusion into a vein for ... Horse vs. Rabbit ATG ATG is created injecting human white blood cells (T cells) into a horse or a rabbit, and extracting the ...

    Topic section last updated 07/06/2018 - 11:17am.

  6. Isabel Mérida, PhD

    ... the bone marrow gradually stops producing red and white blood cells and platelets. As a result, people with aplastic anemia feel tired, ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 07/05/2018 - 11:17am.

  7. MDS - Basics

    ... the bone marrow cells do not develop into mature blood cells. Instead, these blood cells stay within the bone marrow in an ... the lungs and brings it to cells all around the body. White blood cells (WBCs) are also called leukocytes. They fight disease and ...

    Topic section last updated 06/12/2018 - 12:47pm.

  8. Patient Trusts Her Instincts in Finding the Right Treatment

    ... classes.   But I did get a cancer diagnosis -- a rare blood cancer called MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome). Specifically, it was the ... using a five day/1-hour infusion.  It dropped my white blood cells very low, my red cell count to 6.7 and my platelets to 11.  ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 05/10/2018 - 11:01am.

  9. An Unusual Route to Diagnosis

    ... oncologist every month due to my treatment and she ran blood work every time. My numbers had been a little off for some time prior but ... hemoglobin , hematocrit , and my red and white blood cell count. She ran several tests, and I had a liver biopsy.  ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:12pm.

  10. Family’s Support Spurs Recovery

    ... care in Virginia to have the cysts lanced and was given a blood test during the procedure. On Monday July 14th, I received a call at ... and antibiotics were started.  He had no germ fighting white blood cells, so I was very concerned.  I contacted my church, friends, ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:45pm.