Growth retardation, Itching, Shortness of breath: 2 Possible Causes
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What causes growth retardation, itching and shortness of breath? 2 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Thalassemia

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that results in excessive destruction of red blood cells (anemia). Symptoms depend on its severity, and can range from minor anemia to enlargement of organs or fetal death.

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Sickle Cell Anemia

Red blood cells are normally shaped like discs, which allows them to travel through blood vessels. Sickle cell disease causes sickle cells to be sickle-shaped.

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