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Aplastic anemia is a rare but serious blood disorder. If you have it, your bone marrow doesn't make enough new blood cells. Causes include

  • Being exposed to toxic substances, such as pesticides, arsenic, and benzene
  • Radiation therapy and chemotherapy for cancer
  • Certain medicines
  • Infections such as hepatitis, Epstein-Barr virus, or HIV
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Certain inherited conditions

In many people, the cause is unknown.

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  1. Aplastic Anemia (National Library of Medicine)  
    Aplastic anemia is a rare but serious blood disorder. If you have it, your bone marrow doesn't ... the cause is unknown. Your doctor will diagnose aplastic anemia based on your medical and family histories, a ...
  2. Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... on Hematologic Diseases : Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes On this page: What are ... Research References For More Information Acknowledgments What are aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)? Aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic ...
  3. Special Issues for People with Aplastic Anemia (Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation)  
    ... Failure » Aplastic Anemia Special Issues for People with Aplastic Anemia Because you have aplastic anemia , everyday events can ... your doctor if it is safe Pregnancy and Aplastic Anemia Pregnancy is possible for women who have been ...
  4. Aplastic Anemia From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Aplastic Anemia? Aplastic anemia (a-PLAS-tik uh-NEE-me-uh) is ... enlarged heart, heart failure , infections, and bleeding. Severe aplastic anemia can even cause death. Overview Aplastic anemia is ...
  5. Severe Aplastic Anemia (SAA) (National Marrow Donor Program)  
    ... anemia Email this page Print this page Severe aplastic anemia (SAA) Severe aplastic anemia (SAA) is a disease in which the bone ... not make enough blood cells for the body. Aplastic anemia is rare and occurs more frequently in eastern ...
  6. How Is Aplastic Anemia Diagnosed? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Aplastic Anemia Diagnosed? Your doctor will diagnose aplastic anemia based on your medical and family histories, a ...
  7. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Aplastic Anemia? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Twitter. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Aplastic Anemia? Lower than normal numbers of red blood cells, ... cause most of the signs and symptoms of aplastic anemia. Signs and Symptoms of Low Blood Cell Counts ...
  8. Living with Aplastic Anemia From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Aplastic Anemia With prompt and proper care, most people who have aplastic anemia can be successfully treated, and some may be ...
  9. What Causes Aplastic Anemia? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Causes Aplastic Anemia? Damage to the bone marrow's stem cells causes aplastic anemia. When stem cells are damaged, they don't ...
  10. How Is Aplastic Anemia Treated? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Aplastic Anemia Treated? Treatments for aplastic anemia include blood transfusions , blood and marrow stem cell ... for a transplant. Removing a known cause of aplastic anemia, such as exposure to a toxin, also may ...
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