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1 Reply Latest reply: May 22, 2012 12:17 PM by Ingridktw RSS

Enlarged Spleen

AlejandrosMommy Registered Users
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Why does this happen?

  • Re: Enlarged Spleen
    Ingridktw Registered Users
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    One reason (there are others I'm sure) that I came across recently is hemolytic anemia, which can be a side effect of treatment. But i think there would be other symptoms like low Hgb

    & high bilirubin. We were just tested for that because my son needed 3 transfusions in the last 3 weeks (he is 2.5 years into treatment). To test they did a Coombs

    Test, reticulacyte test and bilirubin. Spleen issues are a symptom/complication of hemolytic anemia.

     

    Ingrid

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