Anemia Acquired Aplastic Evaluation
The evaluation of acquired aplastic anemia begins with a careful history and physical examination. A history of chemical or drug exposures is very important.
Physical findings in those with acquired aplastic anemia may include:
- Pale skin
- Enlarged spleen
- Chest tenderness:
- Rapid heart rate or irregular heartbeat
Tests are required to make the diagnosis of acquired aplastic anemia.
Tests that may be used to evaluate acquired aplastic anemia include:
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