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Disease or Condition — Blood Disorders:
bone marrow hypoplasia

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Description

Aplastic anemia is a rare blood disorder in which the body does not produce enough new blood cells. It is caused by damage to the bone marrow, which is the soft, spongy tissue inside the bones where new blood cells are made. Symptoms of aplastic anemia can include fatigue, shortness of breath, easy bruising, and an increased risk of infection. Treatment for aplastic anemia may include blood transfusions, medications, and bone marrow or stem cell transplants.

Synonyms
  • aplastic anemia
  • hypoplastic anemia
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • asthenia
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • mid systolic heart murmur
  • pallor
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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