Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/09

Q.

Anemia

Dear Paed, I am anemic and have been from a very young age. I was wondering if this is hereditary as my 4 year old seems quite pale in complexion, how do we test this?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Certain rare forms of anaemia can be inherited.The first test that your child will require is a full blood count which will show if anaemia is present. Your doctor will be able to arrange for your son to be tested.

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