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1

What are the 3 types of causes of anameia in children

Impaired RBC production

Increase RBC destruction

Blood loss

2

Give examples of causes of impaired RBC production that can cause anaemia

Fe & folate deficiency

Chronic illness (e.g. JKA)

Parovirus B19

3

Give examples of causes of increased RBC destruction that can cause anaemia

Hereditary spherocytosis

Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia

Thalassemia

Sickle-cell disease

4

Give examples of causes of blood loss that can cause anaemia

GI issues

Von Willebrands disease

Haemophilia

5

What cause of anameia is suspected in children who drink a lot of breast milk 

Fe defieincy