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A 29 year old woman was found to have a hemoglobin of 7.8 g/dl. with a reticulocyte count of 0.8%. The peripheral blood smear showed microcytic hypochromic anemia, Hemoglobin A2 and hemoglobin F levels were 2.4% and 1.3% respectively. The serum iron (normal = 50 to 150) and the TIBC (Normal = 300 to 600) were 15 micro g/dl, and 420 micro g/dl, respectively. The most likely cause of anemia is: (AIIMS Nov 2010)
|A||Iron deficiency anemia.|
|D||Anemia due to chronic infection.|
Iron deficiency anemia.