Treatments for Red Blood Cell Disorders in Children

Treatment largely depends on the specific type of RBC that is present and may include:

  • Nutritional supplements (e.g. iron, folate, vitamin B12)
  • Splenectomy – surgical removal of the spleen
  • Medications to alter the immune system (e.g. corticosteroids, intravenous immunoglobulin)
  • Hydroxyurea therapy for sickle cell disease.
  • Blood transfusions

After all tests are completed, doctors will be able to outline the best treatment options.