"They weren't sure if it was leukaemia or aplastic anaemia
, so they did a bone marrow biopsy to find out which it was, and it turned out to be aplastic anaemia
is a condition that occurs when the body stops producing enough new blood cells.
can be treated with a bone marrow transplant, provided the donor has the same tissue type as the recipient.
The incidence of aplastic anaemia
(AA) in Asia is two to three folds as compared to the incidence in any other part of the world9.
 The other causes being aplastic anaemia
, hypersplenism, leukaemia, MDS and infections.
"Promacta is a promising medicine that, if approved for first-line use in severe aplastic anaemia
, may redefine the standard of care for patients with this rare and serious bone marrow condition," commented Samit Hirawat, head of oncology global drug development at Novartis.
Pettengell, "Characterization of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells in aplastic anaemia
," British Journal of Haematology, vol.
Cytogenetic profile of aplastic anaemia
in Indian children.
Many munitions workers died of toxic liver overload due to TNT as well as aplastic anaemia
and leukaemia which also killed thousands of atomic bomb victims in the following weeks, months and years.
Illnesses covered are aplastic anaemia
, benign brain tumour, bacterial meningitis, cancer and major organ transplant.
If you are aged 16-30 and in good health, you can sign up to donate bone marrow by joining the Anthony Nolan register at www.anthonynolan.org What is aplastic anaemia
? This is a rare disorder in which the bone marrow fails to make enough blood cells.
"The last few weeks feel like a blur, I haven't even had a chance to think that I've just actually got married."Aplastic anaemia
The causes of haematological thrombocytopenia in descending order of frequency was acute lymphoblastic leukaemia 17(15.7%), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura 10(8.3%) and aplastic anaemia
GlaxoSmithKline has received approval of its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the once-daily use of Promacta (eltrombopag) in patients with severe aplastic anaemia
(SAA) who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy (1ST).
Prospective study of rabbit antithymocyte globulin and cyclosporine for aplastic anemia from the EBMT severe aplastic anaemia