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Anemia or anaemia is a very common condition involving a shortage of red blood cells, or a lack of hemoglobin in the red blood cells.[1] A third of the world's population has anemia.[2]

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Anemia can cause:

Causes and types[edit | edit source]

  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Megaloblastic anemia -which results from by Vitamin B12 deficiency or folate deficiency, which can be caused by:[3]
  • Some forms of anemia are genetic (inherited)
  • Less common forms of anemia also exist, for example anemia due to parasites (hookworms or diphyllobothriasis)[5][2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Definition of ANEMIA". Merrian-Webster Medical Dictionary. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chaparro, Camila M.; Suchdev, Parminder S. (August 2019). "Anemia epidemiology, pathophysiology, and etiology in low- and middle-income countries". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1450 (1): 15–31. doi:10.1111/nyas.14092. ISSN 0077-8923. PMC 6697587. PMID 31008520.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Anaemia". Great Ormond Street Hospital. Retrieved January 16, 2022.
  4. "Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia". Johns Hopkins Medicine. Retrieved January 16, 2022.
  5. "ICD-11 for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics". World Health Organization. Retrieved January 16, 2022.