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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Our patient had no finding compatible with macrocytic anemia in complete blood count.
Blood analysis showed an increased value of LDH 4172 U/L (normal values are 135-225 U/L), a severe hyporegenerative macrocytic anemia with hemoglobin of 7.
Thalassemia with or without structural variant inheritance are microcytic hypochromic anemias3,whereas autoiimune hemolytic anemias where there is marked reticulocytosis is a macrocytic anemia,the resultant indices were in the upper limit of normal range7 and having both these in our case the peripheral picture gave severely dimorphic picture with both microcytic and macrocytic RBCs.
Hence, vitamin B12 deficiencies, folate deficiencies, inborn errors of metabolism that inhibit folate absorption, and poor nutritional intake can cause malabsorption syndromes leading to macrocytic anemia (Dharmarajan et al.
Macrocytic anemia has a prevalence of about 2% to 4%.
In the first case, a girl aged 15 months was hospitalized in August 2001 after her pediatrician diagnosed her with failure to thrive, developmental delay, and severe macrocytic anemia.
Other nutritional anemias, including folic acid and vitamin B12 deficiency may be asymptomatic or present with macrocytic anemia, poor growth, diarrhea, or anorexia.
The pediatrician diagnosed failure to thrive, developmental delay, and severe macrocytic anemia.
78 (45%) children had normocytic anemia, 92 (54%) had microcytic hypochromic and 2 (1%) had macrocytic anemia.
Objective: The current research evaluated the prevalence of pernicious anemia (PA) in patients with macrocytic anemia (high MCV) and low serum B12 in Riyadh.
Vitamin B12 deficit diagnosis was performed with hematological manifestations given by macrocytic anemia, neurological manifestations by ataxic gait, and in skin and mucosa by Hunter's glossitis.
Nor did most of them have macrocytic anemia, peripheral neuropathy, or other clinical signs of vitamin [B.