Flashcards in Normochromic, normocytic anaemia Deck (5)
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
Is there always immediate anaemia after blood loss?
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
What are the signs of acute blood loss?
• Pale and clammy
• Pulse -> tachycardia
• BP -> low
• Decreased level of consciousness