MD(Medicine), DM(CMC Vellore)
Specialised SCT Training, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Texas,USA)
Consultant Haematology and Programme Co-ordinator BMT
Dept of Hematology and BMT, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital
Ex: Senior Consultant Tata Medical Center Kolkata
ADDRESS: 58 Canal Circular Road, Kolkata-700054, West Bengal , India
Dr. Anupam Chakrapani is working as consultant in Department of clinical Hematology and Bone marrow transplant, at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata. He completed his MBBS from R G Kar Medical college Kolkata in 1999. He qualified as MD Internal Medicine from Patna Medical college in 2004. He then pursued further training in Haematology at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute Lucknow and Christian Medical College Vellore. He obtained his DM degree in Clinical Haematology from Christian Medical College Vellore in 2011.
A bone marrow transplant, also called a stem cell transplant, is a procedure that infuses healthy cells, called stem cells, into your body to replace damaged or diseased bone marrow. A bone marrow transplant may also be used to treat certain types of cancer. A bone marrow transplant may be necessary if your bone marrow stops working and doesn't produce enough healthy stem cells. Bone marrow transplants may use cells from your own body (autologous transplant) or from a donor (allogeneic transplant).
A to Z of Haematology
A-Z of Haematology provides an essential 'quick reference guide' to definitions covering the entire spectrum of haematology, from blood transfusion and coagulation through to recent advances in molecular haematology.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
It is a type of blood cancer. Acute myeloid leukemia starts in the bone marrow. This is the soft inner parts of bones. With acute types of leukemia such as AML, bone marrow cells don't mature the way they're supposed to. These immature cells, often called blast cells, just keep building up.
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which removes excess fluids from your body and produces immune cells. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that fight infection. Abnormal lymphocytes become lymphoma cells, which multiply and collect in your lymph nodes and other tissues. Over time, these cancerous cells impair your immune system.
Aplastic anemia is a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. Aplastic anemia leaves you feeling fatigued and with a higher risk of infections and uncontrolled bleeding. A rare and serious condition, aplastic anemia can develop at any age. Aplastic anemia may occur suddenly, or it can occur slowly and get worse over a long period of time. Treatment for aplastic anemia may include medications, blood transfusions or a stem cell transplant.
Hemophilia is a rare disorder in which your blood doesn't clot normally because it lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins (clotting factors). If you have hemophilia, you may bleed for a longer time after an injury than you would if your blood clotted normally.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia. Anemia is a condition in which your body doesn’t have enough normal, healthy red blood cells.
Platelets are little pieces of blood cells. Platelets help wounds heal and prevent bleeding by forming blood clots. Your bone marrow makes platelets. Problems can result from having too few or too many platelets, or from platelets that do not work properly.
If your blood has a low number of platelets, it is called thrombocytopenia. This can put you at risk for mild to serious bleeding. If your blood has too many platelets, you may have a higher risk of blood clots. With other platelet disorders, the platelets do not work as they should. For example, in von Willebrand Disease, the platelets cannot stick together or cannot attach to blood vessel walls. This can cause excessive bleeding.
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