Reticulocyte and erythrocyte hypochromia
markers in detection of iron deficiency in adolescent female athletes.
In this study we observed that out of nonanemic children (having Hb > 11.0 g/dl), microcytosis was seen in 107 (22.6%) cases while hypochromia
was present in 72 (15.2%) children.
is characterized by MCHC less than 32 g/dl (normal 32-36 g/dl), with RBCs having less color than normal (DeLoughery, 2014).
Although the Hb [A.sub.2] level was significantly elevated, the corresponding hemogram did not demonstrate microcytosis or hypochromia
. When laboratory features are discordant for a diagnosis of beta thalassemia trait, it is useful to consider other conditions that affect the Hb [A.sub.2] level and red blood cell indices.
 Iron deficiency anemia is defined as serum iron levels lower than 60 [micro]g/dL, iron binding capacity >215 [micro]g/dL, ferritin levels lower than 10 ng/dL and with microcytosis and hypochromia
in a peripheral blood smear.
Temporary halo-shaped hypochromia
may occur in treated areas.
It also revealed anisocytosis, microcytosis, and hypochromia
; white blood cells were leucocytes 9700/[mm.sup.3], banded neutrophils 6%, segmented neutrophils 76%, and lymphocytes 10%.
Microcythaemia and hypochromia
due to reduced MCV and MCHC in Schistosoma infected individuals advance the effect of schistosomiasis through its pathogenesis .
Ipsilateral iris hypochromia
was noted in 2 cases, and a harlequin sign was reported in 1 case.
Regarding the pancytopenia, a peripheral blood smear showed a moderate normocytic anemia with mild hypochromia
; a few ovalocytes, burr cells, and schistocytes; and increased rouleaux formation.
The blood smear has typical thalassemic features, including hypochromia
, target cells, basophilic stippling, occasional microcytes, and red cell fragments .
T: Compound Kushen Injection combined with chemotherapeutic drugs group; C: chemotherapeutic drugs alone group; CR: complete remission; PR: partial remission; 1: nausea and vomiting; 2: myelosuppression; 3: leukopenia; 4: digestive tract reaction (Diarrhea); 5: thrombocytopenia; 6: liver injury; 7: renal injury; 8: neurotoxicity; 9: anaemia.; 10: oral mucositis; 11: hypochromia
; 12: peripheral phlebitis.