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Haematology Department at American Oncology Institute (AOI) Nagpur Successfully Treated the First International Patient

– Saved a 67-year-old male suffering from acquired Aplastic Anemia (AA) – 

A 67-year-old male who was also suffering from Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus got a new lease of life after she was timely treated and successfully cured for Acquired Aplastic Anemia (AA), a rare, life-threatening blood disorder. The condition causes when the body stops producing enough new blood cells. The international patient was based out of Germany had been consulting for suspected Aplastic Anemia at Dhaka, Bangladesh and received multiple blood transfusion in last 6 months.   

The patient was referred to American Oncology Institute (AOI) at Nangia Specialty Hospital, Nagpur, for treatment by leading Hemato-oncologist and BMT Specialist Dr. Shailesh Bamborde. The patient Ajit Patil (name change), presented with anemic symptoms and bleeding into the skin. After further evaluation and investigation, he was diagnosed with Acquired Aplastic Anemia. Considering the age factor and in consultation with his family, he was promptly treated with Antithymocyte Globulin (ATG) along with Oral Cyclosporine and Eltrombopag without any complication. 

Dr. Amit Dhawan, Regional COO, American Oncology Institute, Nagpur said, “In India blood related disorders are on the rise and the only long-lasting line of treatment for them is Bone Marrow Transplant. American Oncology Institute (AOI) has always been at the forefront of providing quality healthcare that is at par with state-of-the-art infrastructure and international standards. We are committed to offering best-in-class clinical expertise, technological superiority, and service excellence for our patients. With best-in-class diagnostic modalities and treatment processes, protocols, and standards, AOI is providing the best quality outcomes.”

Explaining the serious condition of the patient, Dr. Shailesh Bamborde, BMT Specialist at AOI Nagpur said, “Bone marrow transplant is a cure for aplastic anemia in young adult. However, the treatment in older patient is ATG along with Cyclosporine and Eltrombopag which is challenging to give with comorbidities. The patient is doing well and now transfusion requirements have been decreased.”   

Aplastic Anemia (AA) is rare blood disorder. This serious condition is a type of bone marrow failure syndrome. The springy tissue inside the bones (bone marrow) does not produce enough white blood cells (leukopenia or neutropenia), red blood cells (anemia) or platelets (thrombocytopenia). Usually, acquired aplastic anemia occurs because an immune trigger damaging the stem cells. It can develop at any age and occur suddenly, or it can come on slowly and worsen over time. The condition could be manageable, mild or severe.  

American Oncology Institute at Nangia Specialty Hospital is one of the comprehensive cancer units in Nagpur with a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists, providing all the modalities of medical oncology, hemato-oncology, radiation oncology, and cancer surgeries under one roof based on the international treatment guidelines in cancer care. The state-of-the-art BMT and Hematology Unit caters to patients with complex blood disorders and blood cancers which include all kinds of anemia, marrow failure syndromes, coagulation disorders, acute and chronic leukemia, myelomas, and lymphomas (Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s), thalassemia etc.