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Aplastic Anaemia - Treatments

​Patients with mild aplastic anaemia and have no symptoms will be managed with close observation.

A person with more severe aplastic anaemia may require regular transfusions of red blood cells and platelets, and may need to take medications to reduce the risk of infection. Some patients may receive treatment with drugs called androgens to try to stimulate their bone marrow, whilst others may require treatment with medications to suppress the immune system (e.g. ciclosporin, anti-thymocyte globulin) and specific drugs to stimulate blood cell production (e.g. eltrombopag).

In certain circumstances where the aplastic anaemia is severe and there is a full-matched donor, a haemopoietic stem cell transplant may be recommended. 

Regardless of the treatment, most patients with aplastic anaemia will be followed-up lifelong in our Specialist Clinic to monitor for relapses and treat long term complications of the condition.


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