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How can eculizumab (Soliris) help with treating paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)?

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Eculizumab (Soliris) is the only drug approved to treat PNH. It prevents the breakdown of red blood cells. This can improve anemia, lower or stop the need for blood transfusions, and reduce blood clots. It can make you more likely to get a meningitis infection, so you may need to get a meningitis vaccine.

SOURCES:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Healthy Eating for Women."

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation: "Your Guide to Understanding PNH (Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria)."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)."

NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences: "Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria," "What Is Aplastic Anemia?"

Parker, C. published online Dec. 1, 2005 Blood, .

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Healthy Eating for Women."

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation: "Your Guide to Understanding PNH (Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria)."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)."

NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences: "Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria," "What Is Aplastic Anemia?"

Parker, C. published online Dec. 1, 2005 Blood, .

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

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