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1. Most common cause of iron deficiency overall: Chronic blood loss
2. Most common cause of Vit.B12 deficiency: Pernicious anemia
3. Most common cause of folate deficiency: Alcoholism
4. Most common immune hemolytic anemia: Warm AIHA
5. Most common form of inherited intracorpuscular hemolytic anemia: Hereditary spherocytosis
6. Most common form of enzyme deficiency hemolytic anemia: G6PD deficiency
7. Most common cause of death in sickle cell anemia: Strep. pneumoniae sepsis
8. Most common cause of osteomyelitis in sickle cell anemia: Salmonella
9. Most common form of thalassemia in US & mediterranean: Beta thalassemia
10. Most common form of thalassemia in southeast asia: Alpha thalassemia
11. Most common cause of autoimmune anemia: Lupus
12. Most common cause of intravascular hemolysis: Aortic stenosis
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