What Is Microcytic Anemia?

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2. Hyperchromic Microcytic Anemias

Microcytic anemias are rare. The condition means that the red blood cells have more hemoglobin in them than they usually would. This makes the blood a much deeper red than usual. This type of microcytic anemia can be broken down into further types, one of which is congenital spherocytic anemia.

This type of anemia means that the membrane of the red blood cells has not formed properly. As a result, the cells are the wrong shape and they are also rigid. Because these cells are not functioning as they should do, they will be broken down in the patient’s spleen.

Microcytic Anemia

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