macrocytic anemia


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macrocytic anemia

[¦mak·rə¦sid·ik ə′nē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
A form of anemia characterized by the presence of macrocytes in the blood.
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Among those with anemia, normocytic normochromic (53%) was the most common type of anemia, followed by microcytic (30%) and macrocytic anemia (27%).
With respect to macrocytic anemia in the initial blood count at the admission of the patient, there were no data of personal or family history of anemia, and this condition was corrected during ambulatory evolution, suggesting a case of possible infectious condition.
In the absence of typical macrocytic anemia, it is difficult to make a diagnosis of vitamin [B.sub.12] deficiency.
Macrocytic anemia might be attributed to Vitamin B12 deficiency or zidovudine therapy.
Frequency of Vitamin B12 and Red Cell Folate Deficiency in Macrocytic anemia. J Basic Applied Sci.
We were facing a progressive paraparesis with the level of sensitivity at D6 and a severe hyporegenerative macrocytic anemia. The next step was to determine the level of vitamin B12 and folic acid.
The study did not cover macrocytic anemia, because of it low percentage and only found in older Thai.
CBC shows either normocytic normochromic anemia or macrocytic anemia, with Nucleated RBCs and high reticulocyte count.
Laboratory examination showed total protein/albumin of 8.85/3.41 g/dL and calcium of 10.77 mg/dL (8.4-9.2); she had macrocytic anemia. Bence-Jones protein in the urine was not demonstrated.
Initial investigations revealed acute renal failure (urea 17.2 mmol/L; creatinine 327 [mu]mol/L) and a macrocytic anemia (Hb 91 g/L; MCV 107 fL).
influenza vaccine), and Vitamin B12 or liver extract (except for patients with macrocytic anemia, the diagnosis of which is established on the basis of hematological studies).