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Who is more likely to be affected with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)?

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You can get paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) at any age. You aren’t born with it. Although it can be life-threatening, treatments can help you feel better and control some of its complications.

The condition affects everyone differently. Some people have only minor problems. For others, it's much more severe. The biggest risk is blood clots. About 40% of people with PNH have one at some point.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 30, 2020

Medically Reviewed on 9/30/2020

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. Blood, published online Dec. 1, 2005.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 30, 2020

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. Blood, published online Dec. 1, 2005.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 30, 2020

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