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Under a magnification of 1000X, this photomicrograph revealed the presence of a number of microcytes, or small sized erythrocytes. One is highlighted with an arrowhead. Microcytic anemia can be caused by an iron deficiency, thalassemia, or abnormalities of iron metabolism.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. F. Gilbert
Creation Date: 1972
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