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What is Microcytic hypochromic anemia?

What is Microcytic hypochromic anemia?

  • Microcytic hypochromic anemia: Microcytic anemia is a blood disorder characterized by small red blood cells (erythrocytes) which have insufficient haemoglobin and hence have a reduced ability to carry oxygen through the body. 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. The severity and range of symptoms is variable.

Microcytic hypochromic anemia: Introduction

Types of Microcytic hypochromic anemia:

Broader types of Microcytic hypochromic anemia:

How serious is Microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Prognosis of Microcytic hypochromic anemia: Iron supplementation and dietary changes (increased iron in diet) will correct the condition. Close monitoring is needed to ensure that excessive iron supplements are not consumed as this can lead to toxicity, especially in children.

What causes Microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Causes of Microcytic hypochromic anemia: see causes of Microcytic hypochromic anemia

What are the symptoms of Microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Symptoms of Microcytic hypochromic anemia: see symptoms of Microcytic hypochromic anemia

Onset of Microcytic hypochromic anemia: any age

Microcytic hypochromic anemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Microcytic hypochromic anemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Microcytic hypochromic anemia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Microcytic hypochromic anemia: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Microcytic hypochromic anemia.
Treatments for Microcytic hypochromic anemia: see treatments for Microcytic hypochromic anemia
Research for Microcytic hypochromic anemia: see research for Microcytic hypochromic anemia

Name and Aliases of Microcytic hypochromic anemia

Main name of condition: Microcytic hypochromic anemia

Other names or spellings for Microcytic hypochromic anemia:

Microcytic hypochromic anemia: Related Conditions

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