Aplastic anemia

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What is aplastic anemia?

Aplastic anemia is a condition where bone marrow does not produce sufficient new cells to replenish blood cells. Aplastic anemia patients have lower counts of all three blood cell types: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, termed pancytopenia.

Common symptoms reported by people with aplastic anemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with aplastic anemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
aplastic anemia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
aplastic anemia (1)

Data from patients with aplastic anemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with aplastic anemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Perceived effectiveness
for aplastic anemia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
aplastic anemia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
aplastic anemia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with aplastic anemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has aplastic anemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 11
30s 10
40s 10
50s 9
60s 10
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

58% Female
42% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 32
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from aplastic anemia patients who have completed their condition history
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