What are the genetic etiologies of anemia?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Genetic etiologies include the following:

  • Hemoglobinopathies

  • Thalassemias

  • Enzyme abnormalities of the glycolytic pathways

  • Defects of the RBC cytoskeleton

  • Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia

  • Rh null disease

  • Hereditary xerocytosis

  • Abetalipoproteinemia


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