Aplastic Anemia

In this article, we have covered the following:

  • Best Hospitals for treatment of Aplastic Anemia
  • Top Hematologists treating Aplastic Anemia
  • Cost of treatment for Aplastic Anemia in India
  • Understanding Aplastic Anemia

Best Doctors and Hospitals for Treatment of Aplastic Anemia

Following is a list of the most reputed specialists in India for the treatment of Aplastic Anemia.
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Doctor ImageDr. NameSpecialtyHospital AssociatedContact DoctorCity
Dr. Rahul BhargavaDr. Rahul BhargavaHaemato OncologistFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr. Vikas DuaDr. Vikas DuaHaemato OncologistFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr. Prantar ChakrabartiDr. Prantar ChakrabartiHaemato OncologistFortis Hospital AnandapurKolkata
Dr. satya prakash yadavDr. Satya Prakash YadavHaemato OncologistMedanta - The MedicityGurgaon
Dr Hari GoyalDr. Hari GoyalHaemato OncologistArtemis HospitalGurgaon
Dr Santanu SenDr. Santanu Sen Haemato OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Shishir SethDr. Shishir SethHaemato OncologistIndraprastha Apollo HospitalNew Delhi
Dr Dharma ChoudharyDr. Dharma ChoudharyHaemato OncologistBLK Super Specialty HospitalDelhi
Dr. Sharat DamodarDr. Sharat DamodarBone Marrow TransplantNarayana Multispeciality HospitalBangalore
Dr. Ashok Kumar VaidDr. Ashok Kumar VaidHaemato and Medical OncologistMedanta - The MedicityGurgaon
Dr Rakesh ChopraDr. Rakesh ChopraHaemato and Medical OncologistArtemis HospitalGurgaon
Dr Niti Raizada NarangDr. Niti Raizada NarangHaemato and Medical OncologistFortis HospitalBangalore
Dr Amit AgarwalDr. Amit AgarwalHaemato and Medical OncologistBLK Super Specialty HospitalDelhi

Cost of Treatment of Aplastic Anemia

Unfortunately, we are not able to share the cost of this treatment as we are still awaiting response from few hospitals before publishing the cost. However, you may share your medical reports and we will share the cost of treatment from the hospital recommended for you.

Aplastic Anemia – key facts

  • Aplastic anemia is a syndrome of bone marrow failure.
  • Aplastic anemia is thought to be more common in Asia than in the West.
  • Increased incidence may be related to environmental factors, increased exposure to toxic chemicals.
  • Male:female ratio 1:1.
  • Occurs in all age groups ,increase incidence is observed in childhood.
  • A second peak is observed in people aged 20-25 years.
  • 80% of cases are acquired. Rest is inherited.
  • Clinical and laboratory observations suggest that acquired aplastic anemia is an autoimmune disease.

Signs and symptoms

Symptoms related to the decrease in bone marrow production of hematopoietic cells.
Onset is insidious.
Signs and symptoms of aplastic anemia may include the following:

  • Pallor
  • Headache
  • Palpitations, shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Foot swelling
  • Gingival bleeding,  rashes
  • Overt and/or recurrent infections
  • Oropharyngeal ulcerations

The oral pharynx, hands, and nail beds should be carefully examined for inherited bone marrow-failure syndromes.

Diagnosis of Aplastic Anemia


Laboratory testing for suspected aplastic anemia includes the following:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Peripheral blood smears
  • Hemoglobin electrophoresis and blood-group testing
  • Viral markers
  • Histocompatibility testing
  • Kidney function studies
  • Liver function studies


Bone marrow biopsy & aspiration to assess cellularity qualitatively and quantitatively.
Bone marrow culture may be useful in diagnosing infections.

Management of Aplatic Anemia

Aplastic anemia is a hematologic emergency, and treatment should be done on priority.


  • Immunosuppressive agents
  • Hematopoietic growth factors
  • Antimetabolite & antineoplastic agents
  • Chelating agents


  • Supportive care
  • Blood transfusions with blood products.
  • Hematopoietic cell transplantation-it is the treatment of choice for a young patient with  aplastic anemia.


The outcome of patients with aplastic anemia has improved because of improved supportive care.

Estimated 10-year survival rate is better in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) compared to patient receiving immunosuppression therapy

The major causes of morbidity and mortality from aplastic anemia include infection along with  bleeding.

Patients who undergo HCT have issues related to graft versus host disease (GVHD), as well as a potential for graft failure.

Note (for foreign patients):

Besides South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), every year, India gets thousands of medical tourists from African countries- Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Somalia,Gambia etc and Middle Eastern countries like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Yemen etc. Hence, if you are a citizen of any of these countries, there is good likelihood that you will be meeting some fellow citizens or same language speakers in the major hospitals in India. Almost all the top hospitals have translators for people of these region. Our patient support team is also well placed to assist you.

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