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An abnormally small red blood cell, characteristic of certain forms of anemia and often associated with iron deficiency.

mi′cro·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Biology) an unusually small red blood cell
microcytic adj
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Noun1.microcyte - an abnormally small red blood cell (less than 5 microns in diameter)microcyte - an abnormally small red blood cell (less than 5 microns in diameter)
erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
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microcytic RBC or red cell fragment), the capabilities of the analyzers being used must be considered to create the most appropriate rules that will shorten time to results, reduce errors, and create confidence in the accuracy of the data.
Strong correlations exist between both microcytic and macrocytic anemia.
Iron supplementation is advisable in pregnant Gaucher patients with hypochromic microcytic anaemia who do not have evidence of a haemoglobinopathy (e.
In their study, severe acute pyridoxine deficiency in young ducklings was also characterized by severe anemia while chronic pyridoxine deficiency in older ducklings produced paralysis, convulsions, severe microcytic anemia, and poor feather development.
Hypochromic microcytic anaemia (with normal iron study, folate and vitamin [B.
3] and smear showed microcytic hypochromic anaemia.
Moreover, those with COMBI anemia present with a normocytic and normochromic (or occasionally microcytic, hypochromic) blood picture, and this type of anemia is characterized by reduced serum iron levels, reduced/normal serum ferritin levels, elevated/normal TIBC, elevated/normal serum transferrin concentrations and relative EPO deficiency.
The majority of referrals to the molecular diagnostic laboratory were tested as single individuals, with the most common indication for testing being unexplained microcytic hypochromic indices on full blood count (FBC) analysis.
The anemia of copper deficiency often is associated with the presence of ringed sideroblasts and occurs in a number of clinical settings, including a microcytic, macrocytic, or normocytic anemia.
These new parameters include low hemoglobin density (LHD), microcytic anemia factor, mean sphered cell volume, red cell size factor, immature reticulocyte fraction, mean reticulocyte volume, high-light-scatter reticulocytes, reticulocyte distribution width, and mean platelet volume.
In recent years there has been increasing recognition of the importance of a low MCH without microcytosis as an early indicator of iron deficiency (even in the absence of anaemia) (16,17) While IDA may be both microcytic and hypochromic, hypochromia often precedes the onset of microcytosis.
Consider adding folate with chronic anaemia or iron and deworming in cases of microcytic anaemia.