anaemia (aplastic)

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Aplastic anaemia is a rare condition characterised by anaemia, thrombocytopenia and neutropenia with a hypocellular or acellular bone marrow.

It is usually acquired though congenital forms do exist, e.g. Fanconi's anaemia. The underlying cause is identified in less than 30% of cases despite extensive investigation.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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