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describe what is seen on peripheral blood smear in a patient with hemolytic anemia

normochromic normocytic anemia, with polychromasia (if very increased reticulocytes)


describe what is seen in plasma/serum levels in hemolytic anemia

  • increased unconjugated bilirubin
  • increased free hemoglobin (more so in intravascular hemolysis)
  • increased LDH
  • decreased or absent haptoglobin
  • in intravascular hemolysis only:
    • urine: hemosiderinuria, +/- hemoglobinuria