Aplastic Anemia (A&P) - Jada Joseph Mrs Hess Anatomy...

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Jada Joseph Mrs. Hess Anatomy and Physiology February 10, 2016 Aplastic Anemia Anemia is when the blood has a lower amount of red blood cells than normal. This can be a result of the blood cells not containing enough hemoglobin. A type of this condition, in which your body stops producing blood cells that are needed is called Aplastic Anemia. It develops when the bone marrow is damaged, which is where the blood cells are produced, through the stem cells that give rise to the other cells. The term aplastic refers to the fact that the bone marrow is empty or containing few blood cells. Blood cell production can be affected by radiation or chemotherapy, toxic chemicals, certain drugs, autoimmune disorders, viral infections, pregnancy, and other unknown factors. This is a rare and serious condition that can affect any age. It can come suddenly or progress slowly over weeks or months. The sooner it is identified the better because this illness can be very severe, even fatal. In this condition, without the necessary blood cells, the body can
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