Hematologist (Pediatric) Questions Anemia

Can children get anemia?

My son is constantly tired and bruises easily. I know that these are just a couple of symptoms of anemia, but I didn't think children could develop this condition. I thought it was only common in adults. Can children also get anemia?

1 Answer

Children can have anemia and they can be treated after an evaluation to find the cause. Your son needs to be evaluated for treatment and, because of the bruises, he probably has low platelets.