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Treatment for aplastic anemia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
User :   Do you know of any good traetment for Aplastic Anaemia?
User :   Patient has undergone ATG Treatment recently, wish to know the response.
Doctor :   aplastic anemia is a leukemia of bonemarro
Doctor :   bone marrow is centrally located in the bone
Doctor :   it forms all the blood cells like red blood cells, defensive white blood cells
Doctor :   and platelets etc
User :   Is it a form of cancer ?you said it was leukemia?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is sometimes
Doctor :   loses the capacity to form the required cells
Doctor :   so the body is not in a position to
Doctor :   produce the cells for carrying oxygen, defence against bacteria, viurs etc
Doctor :   and also loses the capacity to control bleeding
Doctor :   while any injury
Doctor :   but it doesnot spread
Doctor :   as cancer
User :   what about prognosis?
User :   treatment? alternative therapy?
Doctor :   prognosis is improving now a days
Doctor :   whith lot of supportive therapy
Doctor :   given
Doctor :   usually the prognosis is given in terms of five year survival rate
Doctor :   in medical jargons
Doctor :   it is around 80%
Doctor :   sometimes the patients recover spontaneously
Doctor :   however they need the suportive care till
Doctor :   even in immunosuppressive therapy like ATG
Doctor :   there are chances of recurrence and supportive care continues even then
Doctor :   The definitive treatment is said to be bonemarrow transplantation
Doctor :   which has 90% success
Doctor :   when given from a matched donor
Doctor :   please be patient as i am talking
Doctor :   lot of patients on chat
Doctor :   so there may be a delay in reply
User :   Thank you Doctor
Doctor :   anuything i can help you
Doctor :   further
Doctor :   thanks for consulting
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