Microcytic Anemia: Introduction
Microcytic Anemia: Microcytic anemia is a blood disorder characterized by small red blood cells (erythrocytes). The red blood cells are small due to a failure of haemoglobin synthesis or insufficient quantities of haemoglobin available. The blood disorder is usually caused by conditions such as iron deficiency, chronic diseases and thalassemias.
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Symptoms of Microcytic Anemia
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Treatments for Microcytic Anemia
- Copper - possibly used for related copper deficiency
- Vitamin B6 - possibly used for related vitamin B6 deficiency
- Varies depending on underlying cause but usually Iron supplementation and dietary changes (increased iron in diet) will correct the condition
- Treatment of microcytic anemia is dependant upon the underlying cause for the iron deficiency. Treatments include:
- No treatment if the cause is a thalassemia trait
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Causes of Microcytic Anemia
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Microcytic Anemia: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Microcytic Anemia
Prognosis for Microcytic Anemia:
Close monitoring is needed to ensure that excessive iron supplements are not consumed as this can lead to toxicity, especially in children.
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Definitions of Microcytic Anemia:
Anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is smaller than normal
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