Aplastic anemia in adolescents and young adults

Amy E. DeZern, Eva C. Guinan

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Abstract

Adolescent and young adult patient presentations of aplastic anemia require a particular perspective on both diagnosis and treatment. This unique age group necessitates a thorough diagnostic evaluation to ensure the etiology, acquired or inherited, is sufficiently determined. The treatment options include human leukocyte antigen-identical sibling hematopoietic cell transplantation or immunosuppressive therapy, and both require attention to the specific medical and social needs of these adolescents and young adults. Longitudinal surveillance throughout life for the development of late complications of the disease and treatment is mandatory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-339
Number of pages9
JournalActa haematologica
Volume132
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 12 2014

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Bone marrow failure
  • Hematopoietic cell transplant
  • Immunosuppressive therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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