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Anemia in Children

About Your Child's Care and Condition

Anemia is fairly common in kids and there are many potential causes. Some have simple fixes and others are more serious. If your child has iron deficiency anemia, your pediatrician is a great place to start. For others, when anemia is caused by serious, chronic conditions, your child may need expert care. Our pediatric hematologists are nationally recognized and can help identify the cause and treatment options. 

Anemia indicates a low level of healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. This is one of the most common blood disorders in children. Many kids have no symptoms, or symptoms might include fatigue, irritability, dizziness, lightheadedness and decreased appetite or energy. Treatment depends on the specific cause.