Practical aspects in the diagnosis and management of aplastic anemia.

@article{Fonseca1997PracticalAI,
  title={Practical aspects in the diagnosis and management of aplastic anemia.},
  author={Rafael Fonseca and Ayalew Tefferi},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={313 3},
  pages={159-69}
}
Aplastic anemia may result from several pathogenic mechanisms, the most common is idiopathic. The current definitive treatments for aplastic anemia are bone marrow transplantation (BMT) or immunosuppressive (IS) therapy. The benefits of each are comparable. However, certain subsets of patients derive superior benefit from one or the other. Bone marrow transplantation is the initial treatment of choice for young patients (< 20 years old). It results in the complete reconstitution of… CONTINUE READING

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