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cytic

cells

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chromic

color

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Microcytic

< 80 fl

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Normocytic

80-96 fl

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Macrocytic

> 96 fl

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On a CBC the size of RBCs is described as?

MCV (mean corpuscular volume)

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On a CBC the hemoglobin content "color" of RBCs is described by the?

MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin)

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Hgb range

11-15

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Hct range

33-45%

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RDW means?

The degree of variation in RBC size

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Abnormal RDW

> 15%

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serum iron

measure of the iron in circulation

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serum ferritin

measure of iron in storage

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reticulocyte count

indicates the ability of the bone marrow to produce RBCs (body's response)

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peripheral smear

a visual description of the RBCs

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TIBC (transferrin)

Total iron binding capacity (think egg carton)

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Iron deficiency anemia

microcytic hypochromic anemia

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How long should iron be replaced for?

4-6 months

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Anemia of chronic disease

mild to moderate normocytic or microcytic, normochromic anemia (think early death)

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Other findings in anemia of chronic disease

Serum Fe low but TIBC and serum ferritin normal.

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Thalassemia

miscrocytic, hypochromic anemia but normal RDW, serum Fe, TIBC, and serum ferritin

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Tx for thalassemia

No inappropriate iron consumption

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What anemia should be a joint screening

B12 and folate

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Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia

Macrocytic, often normochromic, anemia

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Neurological defects if B12 improves when?

5-10 days

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petechiae purpura

Non blanching lesions common with B12 def.

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Dx of thrombocytopenia

Platelet count <150,000