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anaemia

(US), anemia
a deficiency in the number of red blood cells or in their haemoglobin content, resulting in pallor, shortness of breath, and lack of energy
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People with pernicious anaemia need lifelong monthly injections of vitamin B12.
Worried about the estimated high prevalence of anaemia in the country, five major surveys (National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2 (4) and 3 (5), District Level Household Survey 2 (6) (DLHS), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Micronutrient Survey (7) and Micronutrient Survey conducted by National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (8) (NNMB) were undertaken to estimate prevalence of anaemia in the country.
Studies carried out in India and elsewhere have shown that iron deficiency is the major cause of anaemia followed by folate deficiency.
Haemolytic anaemia occurs when the premature destruction of red blood cells outstrips any increase in the reproductive rate in the bone marrow and spleen.
Drug-induced aplastic anaemia causes significant mortality and is therefore worth mentioning independently.
Anaemia is a cardinal feature in patients with bacterial infections, particularly infections lasting longer than a month.
The anaemia of infection (AI) is probably an essential protective response to chronic infection.
On admission, the patient had a macrocytic anaemia (MCV 108 fL and Hb 106 g/L), with target cells and toxic changes seen in the blood film.
In this review, an attempt has been made to relate cereal consumption pattern, iron density and anaemia prevalence across the Indian sub-continent.
Methods: In the antenatal clinic all pregnant women were screened for anaemia.
Twenty two sickle cell anaemia (SS), 47 sickle cell trait (AS) and 150 normal control (AA) individuals who were iron deficient, were given iron therapy for a period of 12 wk and the laboratory investigations were repeated at the 13th wk.
IF you have anaemia, your body suffers as blood can't carry as much oxygen as it should.