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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Discuss ConceptsAplastic anemia develops when certain drugs or radiation destroy red bone marrow, including the stem cells that give rise to erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets. Predict some symptoms a person with aplastic anemia would be likely to develop. Include at least one symptom related to each type of blood cell.

Summary Introduction

To review:

The symptoms that may be developed in a person as a result of aplastic anemia; one symptom relating to each type of blood cell.

Introduction:

Bone marrow is the major source of hematopoietic stem cells that gives rise to monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, erythrocytes, eosinophil, erythroblasts, megakaryocytes, and platelets in the blood. Aplastic anemia is a disorder in which the bone marrow cannot produce enough blood cells. Stem cells that give rise to erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets present in red bone marrow are destroyed by certain drugs or radiations, which leads to the development of Aplastic anaemia.

Explanation

Bone marrow consists of red bone marrow as well as yellow bone marrow. Red bone marrow is made up of the stromal cells that are responsible for hematopoietic cells that is blood-producing cells, whereas yellow bone marrow is mostly made up of fat cells.

Aplastic anemia is a disorder that can be caused by exposure to certain drugs or chemicals and radiation...

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