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aplastic anemia
bone marrow fails to produce red blood cells or erythrocytes, white blood cells or leukocytes, and clotting cells called platelets
hemolytic anemia
red blood cells are destroyed (-lytic), and bone marrow cannot make up for their loss, This condition may be hereditary or acquired.
iron deficiency anemia
low iron levels can lead to low hemoglobin concentrate or a shortage of red blood cells
pernicious anemia
the mucous membrane of the stomach fails to manufacture a factor often called the intrinsic favor. This is necessary for the absorption of vitamin B12 and the proper production of red blood cells
sickle cell anemia
erythrocytes take on an abnormal crescent or sickle shape; it is caused by the inheritance of an abnormal type of hemoglobin. The sickle-shaped cells clump together causing clots that block blood vessels