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RBC Type of anemia in Celiac Disease

Because of folate and iron deficiency there will be BOTH macro and microcytic RBCs in the peripheral blood... My question is why does the deficiency in these two elements will produce different sets of abnormalities despite that it affects the same "factory" i.e. B.M.;
In other words, these deficiencies are supposed to produce macrocytic hypochromic RBCs, i.e. AFFECT THE SAME RBC.
Anyone can explain plz.??
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