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Differential Diagnosis of Microcytic Anemia

Purpose:

To consider possible explanations for a microcytic anemia.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

D50, D56

Description:

A number of conditions may be associated with microcytic anemia. While iron deficiency, anemia of chronic disease and thalassemia explain most cases, less common causes do occur.

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