12 patients had microcytic hypochromic anaemia
, 3 had macrocytic anaemia and 17 had normocytic normochromic anaemia.
The study population comprised microcytic hypochromic anaemia
patients referred for Hb electrophoresis to the GMC pathology lab.
Microcytic hypochromic anaemia
was found in 37% while 14% had macrocytic anaemia.
The regenerative macrocytic, hypochromic anaemia
and anisocytosis were similar to earlier reports (Tasker and Lappin.
However, it has been reported that the anaemia caused by the human infective Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in rodents ranges between macrocytic normochromic to microcytic hypochromic anaemia
These included all cases of microcytic hypochromic anaemia
(MCV < 80 fl, MCH < 27 [micro]g, and RBC count > 5million/[micro]l) not responding to conventional treatment, clinically suspected cases of hemoglobinopathy, antenatal, and other cases coming to the department for thalassemia screening.
Mycoplasma pneumonia produce hydrogen peroxide which is thought to be responsible for much of the initial cell disruption in respiratory tract and for damage of erythrocyte membrane and that probably explain the normocytic hypochromic anaemia
A full blood count revealed a normocytic, hypochromic anaemia
with a mild thrombocytopenia and leuko-erythroblastic reaction (left shift and presence of nucleated red cells).
Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is the most common microcytic hypochromic anaemia
One of the important causes attributed towards the prevalence of high degree of microcytic hypochromic anaemia
was the high incidence of helminthic infestations largely due to hookworm.
Biochemical evaluation showed microcytic hypochromic anaemia
Complete blood count results revealed increased mean capsular volume (MCV), mean capsular haemoglobin (MCH) values and slightly decreased mean capsular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) value indicating persistence of macrocytic hypochromic anaemia
and increased values of white blood count indicating enhanced inflammatory response in infected animals.