Anemia

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Blood film with iron deficiency anemia.
Sickle cell anemia. Normal red blood cells are shown in Figure 1; with sickle cell anemia, red blood cells look like figure 2

Anemia (U.S. spelling) or anaemia means not having enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood.

Types or causes of anemia[change | change source]

Microcytic anemia[change | change source]

Normocytic anemia[change | change source]

Macrocytic anemia[change | change source]

Dimorphic anemia[change | change source]

Dimorphic anemia means two types of anemia at the same time. For example, macrocytic hypochromic, due to hookworm infestation leading to not enough of both iron and vitamin B12 or folic acid or following a blood transfusion.