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What things predispose someone to aplastic anemia?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Aplastic Anemia

Stem cell failure can be congenital (eg, fanconi anemia) or, much more often, acquired.
The major causes of acquired aplastic anemia are exposure to a wide variety of drugs and chemicals, ionizing radiation, and some viruses. Aplastic anemia has also occurred in patients with other immune disorders and occasionally in pregnancy, (frequently self-limited, ending with delivery).

In brief: Aplastic Anemia

Stem cell failure can be congenital (eg, fanconi anemia) or, much more often, acquired.
The major causes of acquired aplastic anemia are exposure to a wide variety of drugs and chemicals, ionizing radiation, and some viruses. Aplastic anemia has also occurred in patients with other immune disorders and occasionally in pregnancy, (frequently self-limited, ending with delivery).
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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