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Genetic and Gender PredispositionsWhen it comes to genetics and gender, there are some forms of anemia that areinfluenced. “Pernicious anemia is the end result of a cascade of events that are autoimmune inorigin” (Hammer & McPhee, 2014, p.129). Because of the way iron deficiency anemia functions,it is noted to more likely effect females. When women are pregnant, the amount of blood in theirbody can increase, where the red blood cell counts cannot keep up. Regardless of pregnancy, asignificant number of pre-menopausal women are also prone to becoming iron deficient.
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