Morphological Patterns of Anaemia Patterns of Blood Picture Number of Patients (%) Baseline (n = 100) Macrocytic 10 (10.0) Microcytic
hypochromic 23 (23.0) Normocytic hypochromic 25 (25.0) Normocytic normochromic 42 (42.0) Table 5.
Subjects having with microcytic
hypochromic indices with normal Hb or with mild anaemia (having Hb [greater than or equal to]8.0g/dl for females and Hb [greater than or equal to]9.0g/dl for males) were screened for beta thalassemia trait.
anemia: a clincopathological cross-sectional study.
Interesting is patient's history: 13-year seronegative arthritis, microcytic
anaemia diagnosed 10 years ago and general lymphadenopathy.
and hypochromic RBCs ratio as a discriminant between iron deficiency and thalassaemia trait.
This patient was diagnosed with microcytic
hypochromic anemia characterized by production of RBCs that are smaller than normal.
On the basis of red cell indices (mean corpuscular volume [MCV]), patients having anemia were further classified as normocytic normochromic (MCV 80-96 fl), microcytic
hypochromic (MCV <80 fl), and macrocytic (MCV >96 fl) and were investigated to find the etiology as well as to rule out any secondary causes of anemia, if found such patients were excluded from the study.
falciparum had microcytic
hypochromic red blood cells 24(47.1%), ([chi square] 24.866, p=0.001).
Furthermore, the incidental finding of microcytic
anaemia had been resolved by her course of oral iron.
Laboratory findings showed microcytic
anemia, without signs of iron deficiency or thalassemia; basophilic stippling of red blood cells; mild leukocytosis; and increased liver enzyme activities (Table 1, case 2).
Iron deficiency can be difficult to diagnose using traditional biochemical markers of iron metabolism and the presence of the morphologically characteristic hypochromic microcytic
red blood cells (RBC) in the blood film are typically only apparent once iron deficient erythropoiesis is advanced (3).
The team does not think the anemia is related to [B.sub.12] deficiency, however, as people who developed anemia while taking metformin were more likely to develop microcytic