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Old 10-21-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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Question Anemia due to severe trauma

My husband has had anemia following severe trauma in an auto accident that occured in Dec of 2006. The Dr. is unable to get it under control. Has anyone had the same issue and been able to stop the anemia?

 
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Re: Anemia due to severe trauma

jamjen4--I haven't heard of anyone here in the last couple of years with a trauma related blood loss that I can remember. But we have lots of experience with anemia. Is your husband seeing a Hematologist or PCP for the problem? If it is an Iron Deficiency Anemia related to blood loss, I would think that they would be able to get the anemia part under control. What type of therapy has your husband had? What protocol does he have now for this? FLFLOWERGIRL

 
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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Re: Anemia due to severe trauma

He has been under the care of his PCP and is taking Rx iron/b12/folic acid with no changes in the blood work. The Dr. feels that he has hemorrhagic shock-induced bone marrow (BM) dysfunction. (The functional marrow cells are regenerated slowly or not at all thus causing the anemia). Unfortunatley there are not many studies on how to treat humans with this condition two years AFTER the trauma. Most treatment is within hours of injury but the ER and Trauma Docs were simply trying to keep him alive for the first month, so his crushed pelvis, broken ankle, tib-fib and a compound fracture of the femur went 15 days before they were able to due surgery to mend any of these (among many other fractures, rips, tears, burns, closed head injuries etc. Oh yeah, he lost 1 shoe he reminds me). Sooooo....I'm fishing, for medical advice and or direction.

 
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Re: Anemia due to severe trauma

jamjen4--I'm sorry about your husband's anemia complications. I have never heard of hemorrhagic shock-induced bone marrow dysfunction. I would see a Hematologist for advice since they are knowledgeable in this area. Keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL

 
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