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What causes iron-deficiency anemia?

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Iron is necessary for the body to make red blood cells. Low iron intake and loss of blood due to menstruation are the most common causes of iron-deficiency anemia. It may also be caused by blood loss from the GI tract because of ulcers or cancer. Treatment includes iron pills, or blood transfusion in rare cases.

From: Types of Blood Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

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Hoffman, R. , 5th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2009. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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Hoffman, R. , 5th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2009. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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