hypochromic microcytic anemia


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hypochromic microcytic anemia

[‚hī·pə′krō·mik ‚mī·krə¦sid·ik ə‚nē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
An anemia associated with erythrocytes of reduced size and hemoglobin content.
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The reduction in the production of one or more polypeptide chains generally results in the development and hypochromic microcytic anemia. Since the reduction of the synthesis may be total or partial, thalassemias are classified according to the affected globin chain, alpha, beta, delta, delta-beta, and gamma-delta-beta.
Laboratory investigations were significant for hypochromic microcytic anemia (Ht 29.3; normal range 42-54).
Peripheral blood examination showed hypochromic microcytic anemia, anisocytosis, and target cells.
Erythrocytosis and a mild hypochromic microcytic anemia characterize this heterozygous condition.
Methods: This descriptive study females of child bearing age visiting FMH OPD presenting with hypochromic microcytic anemia were selected by non-probability purposive sampling and screened for beta thalassemia trait.