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souper
02-10-2006, 11:35 PM
Please classify the following anemias as normocytic, microcytic, or macrocytic:

Iron Deficiency Anemia
Folic Acid Deficiency anemia
Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia
Anemia of chronic disease
Anemia of chronic kidney disease
Hemolytic anemia

deoriveraMD
02-11-2006, 12:02 AM
Microcytic anemia-lead poisoning,anemia of chronic dse, iron def anemia, thalassemia, sideroblastic anemia...Macrocytic anemias-Vit B12 def/ pernicious anemia&Folate def anemia...Normocytic anemias-acute blood loss, congenital spherocytosis, hereditary elliptosis, Paroxysmal nocturnal Hemoglobinemia, G6PD def, malaria, hemolytic anemias

tyrosinase
02-11-2006, 02:31 AM
Iron Deficiency Anemia - microcytic
Folic Acid Deficiency anemia - macrocytic
Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia - macrocytic
Anemia of chronic disease - normochromic & normocytic
Anemia of chronic kidney disease - ?
Hemolytic anemia - ?

neilc
02-11-2006, 09:12 AM
Iron Deficiency Anemia - microcytic
Folic Acid Deficiency anemia - macrocytic
Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia - macrocytic
Anemia of chronic disease - normochromic & normocytic
Anemia of chronic kidney disease - ?
Hemolytic anemia - ?

kidney disease: should be normocytic, as it is just decreased epo levels...so, blood cells will be normal, just less of them being made.
hemolytic anemia:should also be normocytic as the defect is coming after the production of the cells (ie the cells are manufactured in the usual fashion, and then are destroyed). the key difference would be in what type of hemolyisis...if it is an enzematic proces (g6pd def), then normocytic is reasonable...if it is a structural issue (ie sickle cell, spherocytisis) then the cell morphololgy would be dependant on the existing disease process.







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