Acquired aplastic anemia.

  title={Acquired aplastic anemia.},
  author={Neal S. Young},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={136 7},
In aplastic anemia, hematopoiesis fails: Blood cell counts are extremely low, and the bone marrow appears empty. The pathophysiology of aplastic anemia is now believed to be immune-mediated, with active destruction of blood-forming cells by lymphocytes. The aberrant immune response may be triggered by environmental exposures, such as to chemicals and drugs or viral infections and, perhaps, endogenous antigens generated by genetically altered bone marrow cells. In patients with post-hepatitis… CONTINUE READING
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