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What are the treatments for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)?

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Most treatments for PNH aim to ease symptoms and prevent problems. Your treatment will depend on how severe your symptoms and disease are.

If you have only a few symptoms from anemia, you may need:

Other treatments include blood transfusions and medicines like blood thinners and eculizumab (Soliris). For some, a bone marrow stem cell transplant is an option.

  • Folic acid to help your bone marrow make more normal blood cells
  • Iron supplements to make more red blood cells

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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