Aplastic anemia

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Etiology

  • "Idiopathic" (probably autoimmune)
  • Drugs: chloramphenicol, phenylbutazone, gold salts, sulfonamides, phenytoin, carbamazepine, quinacrine, tolbutamide
  • Viruses: hepatitis, EBV, HIV, parvovirus B19
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Chemotherapy, radiotherapy
  • Toxins: benzene, toluene, insecticides
  • Posthepatitis
  • Pregnancy
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • Congenital (rare)

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Last updated: December 1, 2014