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Microcytic Anemia

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Microcytic Anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Microcytic Anemia

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
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Microcytic Anemia

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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 - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Related Microcytic Anemia Info

More information about Microcytic Anemia

  1. Microcytic Anemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis

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