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In so-called aplastic anaemia, the cause can already be found in the precursor cells, i.e. in the formation of cells in the bone marrow. Even the stem cells, from which the (red) blood cells then mature, are altered. This usually affects several or all blood cells, including the blood platelets and the leukocytes responsible for defence.
In addition to the classic signs of anaemia, patients suffer from bleeding and a tendency to infections.
The most famous representative of the congenital form of this anaemia is Fanconi anaemia, in which DNA defects cannot be repaired. However, aplastic anaemia can also be caused secondarily by
- By insecticides (chemical)
The treatment is characterized by substitution of blood (transfusion) and elimination of the triggering factors (in the secondary forms).