A condition in which red blood cell count or haemoglobin is less than normal. 


A condition in which the red blood cell count or haemoglobin is less than normal.


  • Pale skin
  • Lack of energy
  • Breathlessness after exertion


See your doctor.


  • If your child has these symptoms she should be seen by a doctor who will run tests to ascertain whether she suffers from anaemia and how severe it is.
  • Treatment depends on the type of anaemia.
  • Sometimes iron supplements will be needed to correct an iron deficiency. 
  • In severe anaemia, blood transfusions may be necessary.

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