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Aplastic anemia, low platelet count, treatment

My mother suffered from aplastic anemia . her age is 60 she suffered from it 6 years ago and received atg immunosuppressive therapy twice . Her problem is mainly low platelet count only 0000 . Is there any treatment to help her out .
Tue, 31 Dec 2013
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Hi,Bone marrow transplantation remains the standard of care for younger patients .Another option is Immunosuppressive therapy which might help to resolve cytopenias in a majority of patients wi but relapses are not uncommon and some patients remain refractory to this approach. Your mother might require platelet transfusion support but bleeding complications still occur despite prophylactic platelet transfusion. Hope it helps.
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