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What is Microcytic Anemia?

What is Microcytic Anemia?

  • 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.
  • Microcytic Anemia: anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is smaller than normal.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Microcytic Anemia: Introduction

Types of Microcytic Anemia:

Broader types of Microcytic Anemia:

How serious is Microcytic Anemia?

Prognosis of Microcytic Anemia: 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 Anemia?

Causes of Microcytic Anemia: see causes of Microcytic Anemia

What are the symptoms of Microcytic Anemia?

Symptoms of Microcytic Anemia: see symptoms of Microcytic Anemia

Microcytic Anemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Microcytic Anemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Microcytic Anemia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Microcytic Anemia: see treatments for Microcytic Anemia
Research for Microcytic Anemia: see research for Microcytic Anemia

Name and Aliases of Microcytic Anemia

Main name of condition: Microcytic Anemia

Other names or spellings for Microcytic Anemia:

Microcytic anaemia
Source - WordNet 2.1


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