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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Prevention and Risk Assessment
What is aplastic anemia in children?
What causes aplastic anemia in a child?
When should I call my child's health care provider?
What are the symptoms of aplastic anemia in a child?
How is aplastic anemia diagnosed in children?
How is aplastic anemia treated in a child?
What are possible complications of aplastic anemia in a child?
How can I help my child live with aplastic anemia?
Blood Disorder Treatment at Children's National Hospital
Our pediatric hematology specialists are recognized leaders in the field, which helps us deliver advanced care for rare conditions in children. Discover more about the treatments we offer.
Help Kids and Make a Difference
Invest in future cures for some of life's most devastating diseases. Give today to help more children grow up stronger.
Providers Who Treat Anemia (aplastic)
Departments that Treat Anemia (aplastic)
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.
Blood Disorders (Hematology)
From sickle cell disease to histiocyte disorders, Children's National delivers expert care for any blood disorder diagnosis.
Blood and Marrow Transplant
Our blood and bone marrow disease experts provide advanced transplant procedures for children and teenagers.