Causes of anemia in pregnancy


Causes of anemia in pregnancy


Acquired causes:

  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Dimorphic anemia-anemia due to iron and folic acid deficiency
  • Anemia caused by acute blood loss
  • Anemia of inflammation or malignancy
  • Megaloblastic anemia
  • Acquired hemolytic anemia
  • Aplastic or hypoplastic anemia

Hereditary causes:

  • Thalassemia’s
  • Sickle-cell hemoglobinopathies
  • Hereditary hemolytic anemias

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