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Would a child with an iron deficiency be more likely to contract the serious anemias like aplastic anemia?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
No : Iron deficiency anemia is due to too little iron in the body. Aplastic anemia is a bone marrow failure syndrome where many types of blood cells are not being made in the bone marrow. They are not related disorders.
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