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Pediatric Anemia (aplastic)

Key points about aplastic anemia in children

  • Aplastic anemia is a serious condition in which the bone marrow does not produce enough new blood cells.
  • It may be passed down from the parents or develop sometime during childhood.
  • Some symptoms include tiredness, paleness, frequent infections and easy bruising and bleeding.
  • Aplastic anemia is diagnosed with blood and bone marrow tests.
  • Treatment depends on the cause. It may include blood transfusions, medicines and stem cell transplantation.

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Providers Who Treat Anemia (aplastic)

    Departments that Treat Anemia (aplastic)

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    Blood Disorders (Hematology)

    From sickle cell disease to histiocyte disorders, Children's National delivers expert care for any blood disorder diagnosis.

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    Blood and Marrow Transplant

    Our blood and bone marrow disease experts provide advanced transplant procedures for children and teenagers.

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    Pediatric Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program

    Patients in need of highly-specialized BMT therapy can expect compassionate care and innovative treatment from our specially-trained team.