Normochromic, normocytic anaemia Flashcards Preview

TCA 11 - Anaemia > Normochromic, normocytic anaemia > Flashcards

Flashcards in Normochromic, normocytic anaemia Deck (5)
Loading flashcards...
1

What can cause normochromic, normocytic anaemia?

1. Acute blood loss
2. Anaemia of chronic disease or secondary anaemia
3. Anaemia of renal failure – deficiency of erythropoietin

2

Is there always immediate anaemia after blood loss?

No

3

What do normochromic, normocytic red cells look like on a blood film?

- Even size compared to nucleus of small lymphocyte
- Even shape
- Area of central pallor <33% of red cell diameter

4

What are the signs of acute blood loss?

• Pale and clammy
• Pulse -> tachycardia
• BP -> low
• Decreased level of consciousness

5

Which blood is the universal giver?

O negative