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1 Minute Read: Pancytopenia Differential Diagnosis

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 @ 05:05 PM

Pancytopenia refers to the reduction or abnormally low level of all blood cells (erythrocytes (red blood cells), leukocytes (white blood cells) and platelets)  produced by the bone marrow.  It can occur due to decreased production of the blood cells, bone marrow failure, immune-mediated destruction or peripheral sequestration.  A diagnosis of pancytopenia is made from analyzing a complete blood count.

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Topics: Differential diagnosis, pancytopenia, aplastic anemia

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