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Traetment for Aplastic Anaemia or any alternative therapy

Do you know of any good traetment for Aplastic Anaemia ? Patient has undergone ATG Treatment recently, wish to know the response. Is it a form of cancer ? what about prognosis ? treatment? alternative therapy ?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jan 2010
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aplastic anemia is a leukemia of bonemarro bone marrow is centrally located in the bone it forms all the blood cells like red blood cells, defensive white blood cells and platelets etc. prognosis is improving now a days whith lot of supportive therapy given usually the prognosis is given in terms of five year survival rate in medical jargons it is around 80% sometimes the patients recover spontaneously however they need the suportive care till even in immunosuppressive therapy like ATG there are chances of recurrence and supportive care continues even then The definitive treatment is said to be bonemarrow transplantation which has 90% success when given from a matched donor
Answered: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
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Aplastic anemia is a syndrome of bone marrow failure (it is site of productioon of blood cells) as a result the blood cell count will reduce .i dont think so it is a cancer ,the reason still not yet known.some consider it to be autoimmune.treatment is blood transfusion and immunosuppresive therapy.The estimated 5-year survival rate for the typical patient receiving immunosuppression is 75 %.

Answered: Fri, 8 Jan 2010
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