Types of Anemia

The severity depends on the particular type:

The types of anemia include:

  • Iron deficiency anemia. Anemia is caused by an iron deficiency, which means that few red blood cells can be produced.
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Megaloblastic anemia. Immature red blood cells are released too early, with too few mature red blood cells being created.
  • Pernicious Anemia (Vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Hemolytic anemia. Red blood cells are destroyed too early by some process.
  • Myelophthisic anemia (Myelophthisis) (bone marrow disorder)

Rare genetic subtypes of anemia include:

  • Sickle cell anemia. An inherited type of malformation of red blood cells (wrongly shaped) causing a particular type of anemia.
  • Thalassemia. Another rare inherited type of anemia.
  • Hereditary spherocytosis

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