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Anemia Acquired Aplastic Overview

Another name for Anemia Acquired Aplastic is Acquired Aplastic Anemia.

What is acquired aplastic anemia?
A person with acquired aplastic anemia has a low blood count, caused by a failure of the bone marrow to make blood cells. It results in decreased production of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Common causes of acquired aplastic anemia include drug side effects, chemicals in the environment, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

What are the symptoms of acquired aplastic anemia?
Common symptoms of acquired aplastic anemia include weakness, palpitations, fatigue, rapid pulse, and pale skin. Other symptoms include faintness and shortness of breath with exertion.

How does the doctor treat acquired aplastic anemia?
Acquired aplastic anemia is often treated with blood transfusion, medications, and bone marrow transplantation.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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