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Know your LDH

Know Your LDH

One of the most important lab values is called LDH (lactate dehydrogenase, an enzyme found in red blood cells). By measuring your LDH, your physician can determine the degree of haemolysis in your body.1 Knowing your beginning LDH and monitoring it over time will help you and your doctor keep better track of the progression of your PNH. It can also be used to help assess the risk for developing serious complications associated with PNH.

Talk to your doctor to learn more.

PNH Quick Facts

People with PNH may have other medical conditions that affect the function of their bone marrow such as aplastic anaemia (AA) or myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). These diseases may reduce the production of blood cells and further complicate PNH.1,2

If you have PNH in combination with AA or MDS, talk to your doctor - it's important to effectively treat all the conditions you may have.

 


References: 1. Brodsky RA. Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria. Hematology : Basic Principles and Practice. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier Churchill Livingstone ; 2005: 419-427. 2. Socié G, Mary J-Y, de Gramont A, et al, for the French Society of Haematology. Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria: long-term follow-up and prognostic factors. Lancet. 1996;348:573-577.