How is aplastic anemia treated?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Treatment of aplastic disorders includes removal of the offending agent whenever it can be identified, supportive therapy for the anemia and thrombocytopenia, and prompt treatment of infection. Avoid transfusion in patients with a potential bone marrow donor, because transfusion worsens the probability of cure from transplantation.


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