AA Acronyms

Aplastic Acronyms courtesy of Marla Brown

AA Aplastic Anemia
AAMDS Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Foundation
AML Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
ANA Antinuclear antibody
ANC Absolute Neutrophil Count
ATG Antithymocyte Globulin
ALG Antilymphocyte Globulin
BMB Bone Marrow Biopsy
BMB&A Bone Marrow Biopsy & Aspiration
BMT Bone Marrow Transplant
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
CAT Computerized axial tomography
CBC Complete Blood Count
CDiff is Clostridium difficile, a bacteria which can give you colitis.
CML Chronic myelocytic leukemia
CMML Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CSA Cyclosporin A
Chemo Chemotherapy
Cyclo Cyclosporin
Defo Desferal
ELISA Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EPO Erythropoietin
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
EPO Erythropoeitin
ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Fe Ferritin
FBC Full Blood Count
G-6-PD Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
GCSF Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor
GMCSF Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stiulating factor
Grans Granulocytes
GVHD Graft verses host disease
HAV Hepatitis A virus
HBV Hepatitis B virus
HCT hematocrit
HEP Hepatitis
HEP B Hepatitis B
HEP A Hepatitis A
HEP C Hepatitis C
Hemo Hematologist
HGB Hemoglobin
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HyCy High Dose Cytoxan
Ig Immunoglobulin
IL Interleukin
IST Immunosuppressant Therapy
IV Intravenous
IVIG Intravenous Immunoglobulin
LDH Lactic dehydrogenase
LGL Large Granulocytic Leukemia aka Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia
lymph lymphocyte
MAA Mild Aplastic Anemia
MCV Mean Corpuscular Volume
MDS Myelodysplasia Syndrome
MPV Mean Platelet Volume
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
M/E Myeloid/erythroid ratio
Neuts Neutrophils
NIH National Institue of Health
PBSCT Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant
PCP Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
Phleb Phlebotomy
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
PET Positron-emission tomography
PICC Peripherally inserted central catheter
PLT platelet
PNH Paroxsymal Noctural Hemoglobinuria
RBC Red Blood Count
RDW Red Cell Distribution Width
Retics Reticulocytes
SAA Severe Aplastic Anemia
SCT Stem Cell Transplant
SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
Sub-q Subcutaneous
TAGVHD Transfusion Associated Graft Verses Host Disease
TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
VSAA Very Severe Aplastic Anemia
WBC White Blood Count