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Diagnosing and treating severe aplastic anemia

McKee, Natasha PA-C, MMSc

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: September 2015 - Volume 28 - Issue 9 - p 36–38
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000470975.32388.bc
Case Report

ABSTRACT Severe aplastic anemia is a disorder of stem cell failure, leading to pancytopenia. The condition is characterized by an impairment of the function of hematopoietic stem cells. Patients typically have fatigue, infections, and increased or unusual bleeding. A bone marrow biopsy establishes the diagnosis. Treatment includes hematopoietic stem cell transplant or immunosuppressive therapy.

Natasha McKee practices dermatology at Western Montana Clinic in Missoula, Mont. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2015 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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