Flashcards in Introduction to Anemias Deck (18):
What are the two general causes for anemia?
Decreased number of RBCs and Decreased Hemoglobin Concentration
What are the six general clinical symptoms of anemia?
Pallor, lightheadedness, weakness, Vertigo, General lethargy, Dyspnea and Headache
What is the cell profile for a general anemic patient?
Decreased RBC and/or HGB
What are the RBC indices for Microcytic hypochromic anemia?
Decreased MCV and MCHC
What are the RBC indices for Marocytic anemia?
Increased MCV and normal MCHC
What are the RBC indices for Normocytic normochromic anemia?
What is the reticulocyte count for aplastic anemia?
Decreased to absent
WhaWhat is the reticulocyte count for extra corpuscular hemolytic anemia?
What RBC morphology will you find with extra corpuscular hemolytic anemia?
What RBC morphology will you find with hereditary sphereocytosis?
What RBC morphology will you find with liver disease?
Round microcytes, targets, stomatacytes or spur cells
What RBC morphology will you find with pernicious anemia?
Decreased RBC due to B12 deficiency
What RBC morphology will you find with sickle cell anemia?
Targets and sickle cell
What RBC morphology will you find with thalassemia?
Microcytic hypo-chromic marked morphology
Review Blue Sheet for Classification
State the 3 criteria for accepting a CBC profile.
H and H in balance,
What are the normals for a CBC?
WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Retic, Platelet
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