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What is the role of ATG and how to treat Aplastic Anemia ?

my 4 years daughter suffer from Aplastic Anemia since April 2010. We taken the ATG in Dec 2010. but still no improvment. Before ATG her lymphocytes are 95 and right now also 95. so what is the role of ATG? we heard that ATG kill the T-lymphocytes than why again lymphocytes reach at 95?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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How is the count of your baby now? let me know the detail CBC latest report? for your infromation I am not a doctor But I got lot of experience. Iwill let you know my experience later. Also let me know whether its Horse ATG or Rabbit ATG. My best wishes for your child and always hope for good. With regards,
Answered: Tue, 17 May 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum.
Aplastic anemia is a condition that occurs when the body stops producing enough new blood cells. ATG is Anti Thymocyte Globulin. It is prescribed in Aplastic Anemia, because it works by weakening the immune system and in this case, it helps to slow or stop the damage to the bone marrow caused by the immune system so that the bone marrow can continue to produce red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Don't worry about the lymphocyte count, a normal lymphocyte count usually is between 3,000 and 9,500 lymphocytes per microliter of blood. Treatment for aplastic anemia may include medications, blood transfusions or a stem cell transplant. Just, see to it she takes her medications regularly and take her for regular follow up.
Answered: Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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