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Lead causes a Microcytic Anemia. Occupational exposures = batteries, plumbing, mining, painting, auto repair. Neurologic manifestations (hand clumsiness) + microcytic anemia. Treated with chelation therapy.

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microcytic anemia macrocytic - Google Search

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Iron Deficiency vs. Thalassemia... Both are microcytic anemia's... Thalassemia will have NORMAL RDW and NORMAL number of RBC's... There will be increased iron and ferritin

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