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FACTS ABOUT BANTI SYNDROME

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The disorder of the spleen, the large, gland-like organ in the upper left side of the abdomen that produces red blood cells before birth and, in newborns, removes and destroys aged red blood cells, and plays a role in fighting infection is called Banti Syndrome.

Symptoms for Early Stage: 

• weakness

• fatigue

• anemia 

• abnormal enlargement of the spleen 

Symptoms for severe stage:

• bleeding esophagus 

• vomiting of blood 

• passage of dark stools composed of decomposing blood

Moreover, patients with Banti syndrome bruise easily, are more likely to contract bacterial infections and carry a fever for longer periods of time. But primarily, the enlargement of spleen is the main symptom.

However, symptoms may also include abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity or ascites, weakness, fatigue; abnormally low levels of circulating red blood cells or anemia, white blood cells or leukopenia, and/or platelets also called thrombocytopenia, and/or episodes of bleeding known as hemorrhage from the gastrointestinal tract.

Banti syndrome may take place due to a number of different factors causing obstruction of, and abnormally increased blood pressure or hypertension within, certain veins of the spleen or the splenic veins or the liver for instance, hepatic or portal veins. These may include abnormalities present at birth or congenital of such veins, blood clots, or various underlying disorders causing inflammation and obstruction of veins or vascular obstruction of the liver, such as cirrhosis. Increased arsenic intake has also been implicated in some cases. Also, cases have occurred in patients taking long-term azathioprine, particularly after kidney transplantation.

Treatment of Banti syndrome is dependent upon the origin. If a contributing factor such as arsenic or azathioprine is identified, the exposure should be stopped. If you experience some of its symptoms, consult your doctor right away for proper assistance and medication. Do not let the stage t be severe or else it will be too late for your health. Mind simple symptoms and be cured.

 

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