refractory anemia


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

re·frac·to·ry a·ne·mi·a

progressive anemia unresponsive to therapy other than transfusion. See: primary refractory anemia, secondary refractory anemia.

refractory anaemia

A general term for any anaemia that does not respond to therapy, which occur in myelodysplastic syndrome, iron-deficiency due to malabsorption, idiopathic acquired sideroblastic anaemia, aplastic anaemia or other conditions.

re·frac·to·ry an·e·mi·a

(rĕ-frak'tŏr-ē ă-nē'mē-ă)
Progressive anemia unresponsive to therapy other than transfusion.
References in periodicals archive ?
22,23 Our study showed 41% patient in CCD group and 66% patient in NDCD presented with refractory anemia.
Patients without chronic diarrhea having clinical feature of recurrent abdominal pain, vomiting, failure to thrive or merely short stature and refractory anemia should prompt physician to think and investigate for celiac disease.
Menatetrenone, a vitamin K2 analog, ameliorates cytopenia in patients with refractory anemia of myelodysplastic syndrome.
Significance of p53 overexpression in bone marrow biopsies from patients with bone marrow failure: aplastic anemia, hypocellular refractory anemia, and hypercellular refractory anemia.
P53 overexpression in bone marrow biopsies in refractory anemia and aplastic anemia: impact of antibody selection.
The patient was an 86-year-old woman who was referred to our institution for evaluation of persistent refractory anemia and fatigue.
The bone marrow aspirate smear revealed moderate erythroid hyperplasia with severe dysplasia, suggesting a refractory anemia type of myelodysplastic syndrome.
MDS indicates myelodysplastic syndrome; RA, refractory anemia; RARS, refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts; RAEB, refractory anemia with excess of blasts; RAEB-T, RAEB in transformation; AML, acute myelogenous leukemia; BM, bone marrow; NR, not relevant; and ND, not done.