Pancytopenia

This neoplasm is not reportable.
Name
Pancytopenia
Not Reportable
This neoplasm is not reportable
Alternate Names
Idiopathic pancytopenia
Definition
Pancytopenia occurs when the stem cells from the bone marrow do not function properly, which leads to a decrease of all types of blood cells: red, white and platelets.

Idiopathic pancytopenia is the diagnosis when the cause of the pancytopenia is not known. This is often an autoimmune process where the body attacks its own tissues.

The other major cause of pancytopenia is from environmental factors including radiation or chemotherapy treatments.

The medical term for this condition is called aplastic anemia.