Pancytopenia is defined as a reduction in:
One cell lineage
Two cell lineages
Three cell lineages
Four cell lineages
What are the four major mechanistic buckets underlying pancytopenia?Click for Answer
True or false: peripheral destruction of all three cell lines (red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets) is a common cause of pancytopenia.
Autoimmune hemolytic pancytopenia) is very rare.
What are some examples of bone marrow infiltration causing pancytopenia?Click for Answer
Are you familiar with the term used to describe the bone marrow in anorexia nervosa?Click for Answer
Does PNH cause cytopenias other than hemolytic anemia?Click for Answer
Medication causes of pancytopenia
- Most common drugs include:
- gold salts
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as indomethacin and diclofenac
True or false: pancytopenia is commonly seen in multiple myeloma.
Pancytopenia is found in only 10% of patients at presentation.
Which of the following viruses is associated with pancytopenia?
Non A-non B hepatitis
Which of the following are causes of congenital pancytopenia?
Causes of inherited bone marrow failure syndromes
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