hypochromia

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hypochromia

[‚hī·pə′krō·mē·ə]
(pathology)
Lack of complete saturation of the erythrocyte stroma with hemoglobin, as judged by pallor of the unstained or stained erythrocytes when examined microscopically.
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No [alpha]-thalassaemia mutations were identified, but 53 individuals had microcytic hypochromic indices.
Of the patients without preoperative anaemia, 4% were either hypochromic and/or microcytic.
Several reports looking at serum hepcidin as a predictor of a response to IV iron therapy have emerged, as was shown for the percentage of hypochromic red cells several years ago.
The most common RBC morphology (grade 2+ or greater) missed was microcytic RBC (107 occurrences), followed by anisocytosis (21 occurrences), hypochromic RBC (21 occurrences), and target cell (21 occurrences).
The proportions of hypochromic and microcytic red cells reflect the body's iron status over the previous couple of months.
In her routine laboratory studies including serum glucose, protein, albumin and electrolytes levels, liver, renal and thyroid function tests, complete blood count with erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein levels, there were low total protein and albumin values with hypochromic microcytic anemia suggesting a case of malnutrition.
A comparative study of the usefulness of toki-shakuyaku-san and an oral iron preparation in the treatment of hypochromic anemia in cases of uterine myoma.
A peripheral blood smear showed a marked hypochromic microcytosis with occasional schistocytes, acanthocytes, and numerous elliptocytes.
Anaemia was classified as microcytic if Hb<120g/Land Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)<80fl; hypochromic if Hb<120g/Land Mean Corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH)<27pg [7].
One of the important causes attributed towards the prevalence of high degree of microcytic hypochromic anaemia was the high incidence of helminthic infestations largely due to hookworm.
The full blood count revealed a significant microcytic hypochromic anaemia (haemoglobin 5.
Biochemical evaluation showed microcytic hypochromic anaemia.