Thanks for writing in.
The sudden pancytopenia
in your mother can be due to a parvovirus
infection. This is a viral infection which can cause a sudden aplastic crisis. The night sweats
, fever and chills can be due to sepsis or infection in the blood stream. She would be particularly susceptible to these as her white blood cells (which fight infections) are low. The persistent edema is more likely to be due to chronic kidney disease
and would only decrease when the blood counts start improving.
You should actively consider renal transplant as an option as the survival is improved in patients with renal transplants as compared to patients with dialysis