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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-15

Clinical audit on management of aplastic anemia at hematology unit of Assiut University Children Hospital


1 Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt
2 Professor of Pediatrics Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Catherine S Attia
Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, 5 Taksem Elias Balash el Nemes Street Assiut, 71511,
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ejh.ejh_41_19

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Background Aplastic anemia (AA) is a rare bone marrow failure disorder with high mortality rate, which is characterized by peripheral blood pancytopenia, with a hypocellular bone marrow. Objective The aim was to evaluate the management of aplastic anemia in Assiut University Children Hospital, trying to find any defects and suggest methods of their correction. Patients and methods A retrospective cross-sectional study was done on 50 children having AA for a period of 1 year. Results Management of AA in Assiut University Children Hospital is compatible with the British Committee for Standards in Hematology guideline 2015 except for some defects such as using high dose of cyclosporine alone, due to no availability of antithymocyte globulin in definitive drug therapy. There is no availability of stem cell transplantation, although it is the only curative treatment. Conclusion Management of AA in Assiut University Children Hospital is compatible with British Committee for Standards in Hematology guideline (2015), but there are some defects owing to limited recourses.


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