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Question: What does "aplastic" mean in this context?
I updated the page to say what it is aplastic means the bone marrow is dead or dying (not producing blood cells)
These are my first contributions to wikipedia, I'm not entirely familiar with all the controls yet... Had a bit of trouble figuring out the "talk" thing. Hope I've got it right.
- Plastic has the meaning of formative, and more specifically in relation to biology, the capacity of forming living tissue. In aplastic anemia the bone marrow loses the ability to give rise to peripheral blood cells. -- Someone else
P.S. You found the talk OK<G>.
Helpful information that should be added to this page should be that there is now another treatment that is proving to be durable,that provides a treatment-free remission, through the use of High-Dose Cyclophosphamide Therapy. The original study is reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine: http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/abstract/135/7/477 mjd, 2006/01/0622.214.171.124 15:07, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
- thanks! You could also be bold and make this one of your significant edits to Wikipedia articles. JFW | T@lk 17:49, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
I don’t have a source (other then a friend who has this disease) but only 300-500 people in the USA are diagnosed with this disease each year.
HEY, IAM 26 YRS OLD MARRIED AN A 6YR OLD SON I HAVE BEEN IN REMISSION FOR 21 YRS. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF MY SON WILL HAVE HEATH PROMBLEMS LATER IN LIFE. NO ONE CAN TELL ME ANYTIHNG? I HAVE LOOK FOR IMF. TO SEE IF THERE WERE ANY STUDYS TO SEE IF COULD BE PASS ON. AN WHAT TO LOOK FOR AN HOW OFFEN DOSE HE NEED TO BE CHECKED. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 08:56, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
- Ask your doctor, don't use Wikipedia for this because you have no way of knowing whether the answer will be from a reliable source. JFW | T@lk 07:31, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
My brother recently died from aplastic anemia... My mother also died at a young age from the disease. YES have your son checked... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:18, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
"Later examination of her bones showed that she had been a careful laboratory worker and had a low burden of radium. A more likely cause was her exposure to unshielded X-ray tubes while a volunteer medical worker in WWI)"
This assertion is contradictory to statements in the Wikipedia article on Curie, also uncited: "Her death on 4 July 1934 at the Sancellemoz Sanatorium in Passy, in Haute-Savoie, eastern France, was from aplastic anemia, almost certainly contracted from exposure to radiation. The damaging effects of ionizing radiation were not then known, and much of her work had been carried out in a shed, without taking any safety measures. She had carried test tubes containing radioactive isotopes in her pocket and stored them in her desk drawer, remarking on the pretty blue-green light that the substances gave off in the dark."
It would be nice if someone could actually do some research and provide a reference for either of these assertions. It seems very doubtful that they both could be accurate. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 02:49, 10 June 2010 (UTC)