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Anemia characterized by a low corrected reticulocyte count…
Anemia due to underproduction
What can infect progenitor red cells causing a temporary stop to erythropoiesis, which leads to significant anemia in the setting of a preexisting marrow stress?
What anemia is caused by damage to hematopoietic stems cells?
What is seen on biopsy of a patient with aplastic anemia?
Empty, fatty marrow
Pancytopenia and a low reticulocyte count are seen within the setting of aplastic anemia. What is the underlying cause of these findings?
Damage to hematopoietic stem cells
What are the causes of aplastic anemia?
How will immunosuppression help with some aplastic anemias?
Some idiopathic cases of aplastic anemia are due to abnormal T-cell activation with release of cytokines