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What are microcytic red blood cells?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Small cells

Microcytic red blood cells are small rbcs - usually caused by low iron from decreased iron stores or blood loss.

In brief: Small cells

Microcytic red blood cells are small rbcs - usually caused by low iron from decreased iron stores or blood loss.
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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Small red blood cell

Small rbcs can be seen in iron deficiency.
It is also seen in thalassemia, a common disorder of red blood cells. Thalassemia is common in families from the mediterranean or south east asian countries. There are other less common causes.

In brief: Small red blood cell

Small rbcs can be seen in iron deficiency.
It is also seen in thalassemia, a common disorder of red blood cells. Thalassemia is common in families from the mediterranean or south east asian countries. There are other less common causes.
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