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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The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the prevalence of preoperative anaemia, microcytosis and hypochromia in a cohort of patients undergoing cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG] or valve surgery) at a major teaching hospital in South Australia (SA).
These findings support the RBC morphology observations of microcytosis and hypochromia.
Hb E/[beta][degrees] Homozygous Hb E thalassaemia Hb (g/L) normal 25-130 RDW normal increased Blood film hypochromia hypochromia microcytosis microcytosis target cells anisocytosis poikilocytosis target cells polychromasia often basophilic stippling usually NRBC Hb F (%) usually < 5 5-87 Reticulocytes (%) usually normal 4-6 Table 2.
Hypochromia and microcytosis were prominent morphologic findings in children with anaemia.
This patient exhibited hypochromia and microcytosis as well as nonpathologic Hb [A.
Hypochromia and microcytosis characterize all forms of beta-thalassemia.
Microcytosis Alleviation: In the same model as described above, FG-4592 alleviated microcytosis (abnormally small red blood cells) and hypochromia (lack of Hb) and corrected anemia.
The Rule of Three is notoriously unreliable when the cell morphology is not normal, particularly when there is hypochromia.
The peripheral blood smear was notable for marked microcytosis, hypochromia, polychromasia, poikilocytosis, and anisocytosis with numerous erythroblasts.
The [beta]-thalassemia carrier state is a benign condition with mild anemia, red blood cell hypochromia and microcytosis, and an elevated Hb A2 level.
Individuals heterozygous for [beta]-thalassemia (carriers) have hypochromia, microcytosis, increased hemoglobin [A.