Pancytopenia INCLUDING APLASTIC ANEMIA
Our bone marrow contains stem cells which further multiply and form red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Among the different varieties of white blood cells, plasma cell is a type which helps you fight infections by producing antibodies or immunoglobulins.. When healthy plasma cells are converted abnormal plasma cells, it leads to a cancerous condition called as Multiple Myeloma which comes under umbrella of plasma cell disorders.
What are the symptoms of Pancytopenia?
- Difficulty in breathing
- Significant blood loss
- Easy bruising
- Sudden fatigue
- Increased Heart Rate
- Recurrent or persistent infections
What are the causes of Pancytopenia and Aplastic Anemia?
Pancytopenia can be caused due to the following reasons:
Chronic liver disease or Extrahepatic portal hypertension
Ayurvedic or homeopathic treatment
- Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Vral infections
- Immunosuppressive drugs
- Blood cancer ( Leukemia)
- Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
How are Pancytopenia and Aplastic Anemia treated?
- Administering Immunosuppressant drugs in form of combination of oral medicines and injections
- one Marrow Stimulants
- Hematopoietic Stem cell transplant / Bone Marrow Transplant
- Supportive therapy – blood products transfusion, antibiotics.
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With a renowned experience of 15 years, Dr. SK Gupta’s time in the field is the backbone of the Institute. Having started out as a medical student he eventually sprouted to performing over 250 bone marrow transplants to those suffering from blood disorders.
But his expertise does not end here.
He is specialised in various other arrays including Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Aplastic Anemia, Thalassemia and Sickle cell diseases, Hemophagocytic syndromes and so on.
An ongoing struggle globally is treating patients on time and Dr. SK Gupta’s morale hits exactly that very spot! He has dealt with cases where adults have been affected by the same by following his principle of giving timely treatment.