13 Oct '16, 3pm

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Acquired aplastic anemia is usually considered an autoimmune disease . Normally, your immune system attacks only foreign substances. When your immune system attacks your own body, you are said to have an autoimmune disease. Other autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Acquired aplastic anemia can begin at any time in life. About 75 out of 100 cases of acquired aplastic anemia are idiopathic . This means they have no known cause. In the remaining cases, the cause can often be linked to: Toxins, such as pesticides, arsenic and benzene Radiation and chemotherapy used to treat cancer Treatments for other autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus Pregnancy - sometimes, this type of aplastic anemia improves on its own after the woman gives birth Infectious diseases, such as hepatitis, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus (si-to-MEG-ah-lo-VI-...

Full article: http://www.aamds.org/diseases/aplastic-anemia/causes

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