Initially, Babe was diagnosed only with dengue hemorrhagic fever or DHF.

  9 April 2024 16:22 - The famous comic Babe Cabita has become a hot topic of conversation again after reportedly passing away to the bosom of the Almighty. Until now, the exact cause is not yet known which caused Babe to breathe her last breath at 06.38 WIB today.

However, previously in September 2023, Babe Cabita shared her struggle with aplastic anemia. As a result, he had to undergo treatment in hospital for two weeks.

Initially, Babe was diagnosed only with dengue hemorrhagic fever or DHF. However, after undergoing further blood tests, the doctor became suspicious that his condition had not improved.

As a result, he was thoroughly examined again, including a spinal cord examination. The results of the examination found that Babe Cabita suffered from a rare disease in the form of aplastic anemia.

Get to know aplastic anemia, a rare disease suffered by comic Babe Cabita  2024

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"Then after that, ideally the fever would only last for a few moments. Well, the fever doesn't go down and down," said Babe Cabita in 2023, reported by from Liputan6, Tuesday (9/4).

"The spinal cord was sucked (for testing). From there it was discovered that the disease was not dengue fever but Aplastic Anemia, which is quite a rare disease," said Babe further.

So what is aplastic anemia? So, here is a complete review of the rare disease suffered by Babe Cabita.

What is Aplastic Anemia?

Aplastic anemia is a condition that is considered rare. Reporting from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this disease occurs when the spinal cord stops producing new blood cells in sufficient quantities.

Not only that, this condition causes the number of one or all types of red blood cells to decrease. Therefore, sufferers tire more easily and are more susceptible to infection and experience uncontrolled bleeding.

Generally the cause of aplastic anemia is an immune disorder, where the body's immune system attacks stem cells in the spinal cord. However, there are also other factors that influence the occurrence of this rare disease. For example, exposure to certain chemicals such as pesticides or industrial chemicals, certain viral infections, or use of certain drugs.

Apart from that, conditions such as pregnancy can also trigger aplastic anemia. The reason is, when pregnant, a person's immune system has the potential to attack the spinal cord. Moreover, people undergoing chemotherapy for cancer patients can also suffer from this disease because side effects from radiation therapy can occur.

Generally, the age range for this disease is between those in their 20s and the elderly. However, it does not rule out the possibility that it can occur at any age. The condition can appear suddenly or even occur slowly and then get worse over time.

What are the symptoms of aplastic anemia?

Symptoms of aplastic anemia can vary from mild to severe, depending on how severe the bone marrow disorder is. Some common symptoms for people with aplastic anemia include:

1. Severe fatigue.
Feeling unreasonably tired. One of the most common symptoms associated with aplastic anemia. For example, doing simple things easily gets tired.

2. Pale skin.
Pale skin or a gray skin color can occur due to a low red blood cell count.

3. Easily bruises and bleeds.
The skin tends to bruise or bleed for no reason. This is because the platelet count is low, people with aplastic anemia tend to bruise easily and experience excessive bleeding, both in small wounds and for no apparent reason.

4. Recurrent infections.
A decrease in the number of white blood cells can make a person susceptible to infections, which can occur repeatedly.

5. Fever.
Infections that often occur in people with aplastic anemia can cause fever. Fever that does not go down and occurs continuously is the cause of this disease.

6. Shortness of breath.
If the low red blood cell count is very severe, sufferers may experience shortness of breath due to the lack of oxygen carried by the blood throughout the body.

7. Decreased appetite
Some people with aplastic anemia also experience decreased appetite or unintentional weight loss.

So, if you experience one or more of these symptoms, see a doctor immediately. Don't self-diagnose.

Medications are not enough to manage aplastic anemia. However, it is necessary to maintain the patient's lifestyle. Even people with this disease like Babe Cabita are advised not to approach other sick or infected people. Because they easily catch diseases from outside. It is not surprising that it is recommended to avoid large crowds and wash your hands frequently.

Babe Cabita was buried at Cirendeu TPU.

Babe Cabita died at the end of Ramadhan, precisely on Tuesday (9/4) 2024 at the hospital. Mayapada Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta. It is planned that he will be buried at the Cirendeu Public Cemetery (TPU), South Tangerang today.

Get to know aplastic anemia, a rare disease suffered by comic Babe Cabita  2024

photo: Instagram/@fatiyw

Reporting from Babe's wife's Instagram account, via an Instagram Stories upload, the famous comic Babe Cabita was buried after Asr prayers.

"Buried today after afternoon prayers at the Cirendeu public cemetery, East Ciputat District, South Tangerang," wrote Zulfati Indraloka @fatiyw, reported by , Tuesday (9/4)

Not only that, Babe Cabita's wife, Zulfati, also expressed her request for prayers and forgiveness for her husband.

"Please forgive all mistakes and mistakes. Allahummaghfirlahu Warhamhu Wa'afihi Wa'fu'anhu," he wrote in conclusion.