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What is Aplastic Anemia?

Aplastic anemia is a rare and serious disease where the bone marrow fails to produce blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues (red blood cells), fight infection (white blood cells), and stop bleeding (platelets). It is divided into three categories: moderate, severe, and very severe.

In other words...the body isn’t fighting off infections, making the body sicker.

Some Causes
  • Genetics

  • Infections

  • Bone marrow-affecting cancer

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Other causes

Common Symptoms
  • Pale skin

  • Easy bruising

  • Bleeding that won't stop

  • Infections and an associated fever

  • Skin rashes and mouth sores

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