Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes Treatment in Utah
Bone marrow failure syndromes are blood disorders that happen when bone marrow (the red, spongy material inside our bones) doesn’t make enough blood. Bone marrow failure can happen because of a genetic condition a baby is born with, or it can happen due to an illness (leukemia) or exposure to an outside toxin or infection.
Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes Symptoms:
Bone marrow failure syndromes may be present at birth or develop later in life. Some bone marrow failure syndromes are due to an underlying inherited genetic condition, while other bone marrow failure syndromes are due to an acquired cause such as viral or drug/toxin exposures. In many cases of bone marrow failure, the underlying cause cannot be identified and the term “idiopathic” is used. The bone marrow failure can manifest as one isolated cytopenia (one blood cell type decreased) or pancytopenia (all three blood cell types decreased).
Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes Treatment Options:
Treatment of bone marrow failure is heavily dependent on the underlying cause of the bone marrow failure, but can include careful monitoring of blood counts and supportive care, immunosuppression and/or bone marrow transplant.