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What is the type of anemia that is hereditary?

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Dr. Robert Warner
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Several

Hemoglobinopathies and enzymopathies are the most common anemias that are hereditary, such as sickle cell anemia, hemoglobin c disease, thalassemia.
Absorbtion prorblems can also have a familial predisposition, such as vitamin B12 or iron defficiency. All of these should be able to be easily worked up by a physician, often largely simply by looking at a periferal blood smear.

In brief: Several

Hemoglobinopathies and enzymopathies are the most common anemias that are hereditary, such as sickle cell anemia, hemoglobin c disease, thalassemia.
Absorbtion prorblems can also have a familial predisposition, such as vitamin B12 or iron defficiency. All of these should be able to be easily worked up by a physician, often largely simply by looking at a periferal blood smear.
Dr. Robert Warner
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