Is aplastic anemia, MDS or PNH inherited? | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Is aplastic anemia, MDS or PNH inherited?

These diseases can not be passed down through the genes from parent to child. Most cases of aplastic anemia, MDS and PNH are considered “acquired” and the cause is not typically known. In very rare cases, inherited bone marrow failure syndromes can increase the chances of getting aplastic anemia or MDS.