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What Are the Causes of Aplastic Anemia?

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What Causes Aplastic Anemia: Understanding the Risk Factors

Aplastic anemia occurs when your body fails to produce enough red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. In this section, we’ll explore the primary causes of aplastic anemia.

One of the leading causes of aplastic anemia is exposure to toxic chemicals, which can damage bone marrow stem cells. Exposure to high levels of radiation can also cause aplastic anemia. Genetic factors can also contribute to the development of aplastic anemia. Certain inherited conditions, such as Fanconi anemia and dyskeratosis congenita, can increase your risk of developing the disease. Autoimmune disorders also play a role in causing aplastic anemia. In these cases, the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy blood-forming cells in the bone marrow.

While a diagnosis of aplastic anemia can seem daunting, read ahead as we share tips on how to manage this condition.

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