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Anemia Causes, Types & Classification- Chapter Summary
Let instructors teaching this chapter show you the causes and types of anemia. Through a combination of entertaining lessons and quizzes, you can learn the important information that is presented to you in this chapter. You can then verify that you are retaining the information by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter test. You will receive immediate feedback on these so you can adjust your studying. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to recall the following:
- What causes anemia
- Different types of anemia
- Classification of anemia such as normocytic, microcytic, macrocytic and normochromic
1. Anemia: Types and Causes
Your red blood cells have a unique design that differentiates them from all other cells. This unique design makes them exceptional oxygen carriers. But if this ability to carry oxygen is compromised, the result is a form of anemia, such as pernicious anemia, aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia.
2. Anemia: Classification of Different Types
Anemia is associated with a decrease in red blood cells, or hemoglobin concentration. Ways of classifying anemia depend on the size and hemoglobin content of the red blood cells (morphological) or the mechanism (pathophysiological).
3. Types of Hemolytic Anemia
Hemolytic anemia is anemia that results from the destruction of red blood cells. It can be inherited or acquired. Learn about hereditary conditions that cause hemolytic anemia as well as the types of acquired hemolytic anemias.
4. Immune Hemolytic Anemia: Causes & Treatment Options
Immune hemolytic anemia is a type of anemia that results due to the destruction of red blood cells by the body's immune system. Learn about the different types (Autoimmune, Alloimmune and Drug-Induced), what causes them and how they are treated.
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