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Are all anemias caused by a lack of iron?

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Dr. Seema Naik
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Vitamin and iron def

Anemia could be caused by deficiency of iron, vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) as well as copper deficiency.

In brief: Vitamin and iron def

Anemia could be caused by deficiency of iron, vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) as well as copper deficiency.
Dr. Seema Naik
Dr. Seema Naik
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Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Not at all

There are 3 reasons for anemia 1- loss of blood (which contains iron} usually through the intestine in the stools.
2- bone marrow failure to make blood components. 3- hemolysis of blood i.E blood turning against red blood cells either by a drug or infection by virus, bacteria or...There are massive books on anemia. Anemia is a major component of blood disease and cancer....Thank you for asking.

In brief: Not at all

There are 3 reasons for anemia 1- loss of blood (which contains iron} usually through the intestine in the stools.
2- bone marrow failure to make blood components. 3- hemolysis of blood i.E blood turning against red blood cells either by a drug or infection by virus, bacteria or...There are massive books on anemia. Anemia is a major component of blood disease and cancer....Thank you for asking.
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
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