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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
User :   its just ive been told that my mum has aplastic anemia
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   however she also has ischaemic jejunum
User :   she is 70
User :   birmingham
User :   widow
Doctor :   ok
User :   even though in her passport it says she is 70 really she is about 50
Doctor :   ok
User :   however the doctors are saying becoz of this new condition they may not be able to treat her?
User :   some are saying she has weeks oithers are saying she has months
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i dont really understand it anyomre
User :   i was hoping if you can tell me how long
User :   and how will it be like for her?
Doctor :   ischaemic jejunum
Doctor :   is due to lack of blood supply
Doctor :   to jejunum
User :   yh
Doctor :   Aplastic anemia can be mild, moderate or severe
Doctor :   Severe aplastic anemia, in which your blood cell counts are extremely low, is life-threatening and requires immediate hospitalization for treatment.
Doctor :   Treatments for aplastic anemia may include observation for mild cases, blood transfusions, medications and, in severe cases, bone marrow transplantation.
User :   in her case its severe she needs platlets every week
Doctor :   ok
User :   and blood every 3 weeks
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Most people with aplastic anemia require multiple blood transfusions รข?? transfusions of red blood cells or platelets, or both.
Doctor :   Blood transfusions aren't a cure for aplastic anemia. But they do relieve signs and symptoms by providing blood cells that your bone marrow isn't producing.
User :   they tried atg and alg but they where unscessfull
Doctor :   ok
User :   now they sent her home to die? or at least thats wat they are saying
Doctor :   Certain drugs, including granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, such as sagramostim (Leukine), granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, such as filgrastim (Neupogen), and epoetin alfa (Epogen, Procrit), may help stimulate the bone marrow to produce new blood cells can be tried
Doctor :   ok
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Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   did i clear all ur doubts
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