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What is anemia?
Anemia is a common blood disorder that occurs when the body has fewer red blood cells than normal.
Anemia is often a symptom of a disease rather than a disease itself. Anemia usually develops due to:
What are the different types of anemia?
What are the symptoms of anemia?
Each child may experience symptoms differently, but the following are the most common symptoms for anemia, although some of those listed below are specific to certain causes of anemia:
Symptoms may resemble those of other pediatric blood disorders or medical problems. Because anemia is often a symptom associated with another disease, it is important for your child's physician to be aware of any symptoms she may be experiencing. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.
What causes anemia?
Anemia may be caused by several problems, including:
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