What is the ferritin level in iron deficiency anemia?
Aplastic anemia is characterized by anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. It results from a primary failure or immunologically-mediated suppression of multipotent myeloid stem cells. As a result, there is inadequate production or release of the differentiated cell lines. Some cases follow exposure to chemicals, drugs, or viral infections (particularly hepatitis). Bone marrow transplantation is curative. In cases where transplantation is not possible, immunosuppressive therapy (i.e., antithymocyte globulin, steroids, cyclosporine) is implemented.