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2. External Causes

External causes are those that originate outside the body. Radiation and chemotherapy treatment for other types of cancer can damage healthy stem cells, which can temporarily cause aplastic anemia. Exposure to toxic chemicals such as pesticides and benzene has been linked to this condition, as well. Also, there is a link between aplastic anemia and the use of drugs that help treat autoimmune diseases by suppressing bone marrow response.

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