What Is Aplastic Anaemia ?

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Aplastic anaemia is a blood disorder in which the body's bone marrow doesn't make enough new blood cells. This may result in a number of health problems including arrhythmias, an enlarged heart, heart failure, infections and bleeding. Aplastic anaemia is a rare but serious condition. It can develop suddenly or slowly and tends to worsen with time, unless the cause is found and treated. A number of acquired diseases, conditions, and factors can cause aplastic anaemia including: Toxins, such as pesticides, arsenic, and benzene; Radiation and chemotherapyMedicines such as chloramphenicol; Infectious diseases such as hepatitis, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, parvovirus B19, and HIV; Autoimmune disorders such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis; Inherited conditions, such as Fanconi anaemia, Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, dyskeratosis congenital and Diamond-Blackfan anaemia may also cause aplastic anaemia.
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