Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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What is Pancytopenia?

Monday, 10 Dec 2012 11:08 AM




Question: My husband has been diagnosed with pancytopenia. He is 78. Can you tell me what the prognosis is for this condition?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Pancytopenia refers to low levels of all the usual components of our blood as in anemia (low hemoglobin), thrombocytopenia (low platelets), and leukopenia (low white blood cell count). This can be drug induced, infection related, or due to vitamin or nutritional deficiency or blood loss.

It may also be part of a more involved process of bone marrow failure or infiltration. This is not usually a good finding and discovering its cause and correcting deficiencies by transfusion, infusion, or supplementation is very important. No or low blood elements equals no nutrients to cells, no cell defenses, and can even raise the risk of death.

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