What Is Pancytopenia? - Definition, Causes & Treatment


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In the medical and science fields, what does the term, 'pancytopenia' mean?

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1. A risk factor for developing pancytopenia is:

2. When red blood cells are reduced, it causes:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your comprehension of pancytopenia. To pass the quiz, you should understand the recommended treatment for pancytopenia and a side effect of pancytopenia treatment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to test yourself on:

  • Blood cell reduction
  • Risk factors for pancytopenia
  • Definition of pancytopenia

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on pancytopenia
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the risk factors for pancytopenia
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the result of decreased red blood cells

Additional Learning

To comprehend material about pancytopenia, review the related lesson titled What is Pancytopenia? - Definition, Causes & Treatment. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify what pancytopenia is and how this condition is detected and diagnosed
  • Learn about the different types of cells and where they are produced
  • Review the causes of pancytopenia
  • Recall the symptoms people have with pancytopenia
  • Understand the available treatment options and the potential side effects of the treatment