microcytosis


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microcytosis

[‚mī·krə·sī′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A blood disorder characterized by a preponderance of microcytes.
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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).
If the mean corpuscular volume is low, check for microcytosis.
A three-gene deletion of [alpha]-globin produces a moderately severe chronic hemolytic anemia characterized by multiple Hb H-containing cells, hypochromia, microcytosis, and a typical HPLC pattern (Fig.
These findings support the RBC morphology observations of microcytosis and hypochromia.
As with our patient, microcytosis is seen in some patients with S/[O.
In the above conditions, anaemia is typically normocytic and normochromic, with a notable absence of reticulocytes, although microcytosis and hypochromia may be present due to the very high frequency of alpha and beta thalassemia traits and/or iron deficiency in many endemic areas (28).
Peripheral blood smears show microcytosis, hypochromia, anisopoikilocytosis, target cells and basophilic stippling.
The blood film appearance is similar to beta thalassaemia trait, with hypochromia, microcytosis and the presence of target cells.
Homozygous HbE patients (EE) experience a mild, asymptomatic anemia characterized by microcytosis and target cells whereas the heterozygotes (AE) are clinically normal but express a few microcytes and HbE on electrophoresis.
Peripheral blood smear showed 80% polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PNL), 20% lymphocyte, erythrocytes were hypochrome and demonstrating microcytosis, poikilocytosis and anisocytosis.
Microcytosis decreased with increased age with children less than five years having the highest prevalence of microcytosis.