Other Names for this Disease
- Absent radii and thrombocytopenia
- Thrombocytopenia - absent radius
- Thrombocytopenia absent radii
- Thrombocytopenia absent radius syndrome
Your QuestionHas TAR syndrome been associated with white cell abnormalities in the bone marrow? What about cancer?
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The bone marrow may also make too much of a type of blood cell called the eosinophil. The eosinophil is a white blood cell that is easily identified under the microscope because of its reddish granules. It is usually associated with allergies and asthma. The reason that eosinophils are increased in some individuals with TAR syndrome is unknown.
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