Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Series | Open Access

Aplastic Anemia in Western India: An Etiologic Enigma

Nutan Joshi1*, Namita Padwal1, Milind Patil2, Niteen D Karnik1 and Louis Aledort3

1Department of Medicine, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and LTM General Hospital, India 2Department of Pathology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and LTM General Hospital, India 3Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

*Correspondance to: Nutan Joshi 

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Abstract

Aplastic anemia is a serious hematological disorder, three times more common in Asia than West. At LTM General Hospital, Mumbai (Western India), we saw three cases in young females within a week. We are presenting these cases to highlight the clustering of a relatively uncommon condition in young females where etiology is an enigma. Treatment such as Anti-Thymocyte Globulin (ATG) is not always available despite its very good success rate, especially in young patients. These three patients couldn’t receive Anti Thymocyte Globulins (ATG) because of financial issues. Apart from being a pan Indian issue, aplastic anemia, with its etiological uncertainties and morbidity poses challenges in management worldwide. It is important that the scientific community addresses to the possibility of a common unidentified etiology, so that it may be treated and possibly prevented.

Citation:

Joshi N, Padwal N, Patil M, Karnik ND, Aledort L. Aplastic Anemia in Western India: An Etiologic Enigma. Clin Case Rep Int. 2020; 4: 1153.

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