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Jun 29, 2014

What diseases cause low red blood cell count in the body?

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    Jun 29, 2014

    Low red blood cell count can be caused by many diseases. Here is the list of some diseases which can cause low red blood cell count in the body : -

    >> Anemia
    >> Bone marrow failure
    >> Cancer
    >> Leukemia
    >> Multiple myeloma (cancer of plasma cells)
    >> An erythropoietin deficiency
    >> Excessive bleeding
    >> Hemolysis (red blood cell destruction) due to transfusions
    >> Blood vessel injury
    >> Malnutrition
    >> Nutritional deficiencies: iron, copper, folate, vitamins B6 and B12
    >> Medications: chemotherapy drugs, chloramphenicol, hydantoins, quinidine
    >> Pregnancy

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