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Hypochromic Anemia (Chlorosis) Summary

Description: Anemia characterized by a decrease in the ratio of the weight of hemoglobin to the volume of the erythrocyte, i.e., the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is less than normal. The individual cells contain less hemoglobin than they could have under optimal conditions. Hypochromic anemia may be caused by iron deficiency from a low iron intake, diminished iron absorption, or excessive iron loss. It can also be caused by infections or other diseases, therapeutic drugs, lead poisoning, and other conditions. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Miale, Laboratory Medicine: Hematology, 6th ed, p393)

Also Known As: Chlorosis; Anemia, Hypochromic; Anemias, Hypochromic; Chloroses; Hypochromic Anemias

Networked: 765 relevant articles (14 outcomes, 38 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Hypochromic Anemia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Iron : 5 outcomes 13 studies in 273 results : IBA
  2. Copper : 2 outcomes in 11 results : IBA
  3. Nitrogen : 1 outcome 2 studies in 23 results : IBA
  4. Cadmium : 1 outcome 1 study in 9 results : IBA
  5. Carbon Monoxide : 1 outcome in 10 results : IBA
  6. Manganese : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  7. Suspensions : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  8. Quinacrine (Mepacrine) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  9. Phosphotransferases (Kinase) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  10. Acetylene : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Hypochromic Anemia

  1. Magnesium Deficiency (Deficiency, Magnesium)
  2. Giardiasis
  3. Necrosis
  4. Infection
  5. Iron-Deficiency Anemia (Anemia, Iron Deficiency)
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Key Therapies for Hypochromic Anemia

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  1. Blood Transfusion (Blood Transfusions) : 4 results
  2. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 4 results
  3. Intramuscular Injections : 3 results
  4. Injections : 3 results
  5. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis) : 3 results
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