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A 51-year-old female asked:

can a worm or parasites infection cause anemia?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: Worms can attach to the intestinal wall and can cause bleeding.
Dr. Ronald Sherman
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Absolutely: Parasites like intestinal worms can cause anemia, usually by causing bleeding into the gut. Chronic infections can also cause anemia through low blood production, not active bleeding. However, this is less commonly the reason for anemia associated with worms and parasites.

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