macrocytic anemia


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Noun1.macrocytic anemia - anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is larger than normalmacrocytic anemia - anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is larger than normal
anemia, anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells
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Initial tests showed macrocytic anemia and low vitamin B12 levels, which were treated with vitamin B12 injections and dietary advice.
Diagnostic criteria for DBA from the 2008 International Clinical Care Consensus Document are: age less than one year, macrocytic anemia with no other cytopenias, reticulocytopenia, normal bone marrow cellularity with a decrease in red cell precursors, and normal platelet and neutrophil counts." (2) Treatment options for those suffering from DBA initially start with corticosteroid treatment.
Deficiency of B12 results in macrocytic anemia, a condition characterized by large but incompletely developed red blood cells and nervous system dysfunctions.
Chapter 20 -- Global Anemia Treatment Market Analysis 2013--2017 & Opportunity Assessment 2018--2028 by Disease Based on disease, the anemia treatment market is segmented into normocytic anemia, microcytic anemia, and macrocytic anemia. This section helps readers understand the penetration of the anemia treatment market based on these diseases, over the forecast period.
In addition, his most recent complete blood count revealed low MCV, indicating a diagnosis of macrocytic anemia while his DEXA scan revealed a diagnosis of osteoporosis.
A complete blood count revealed mild macrocytic anemia (hemoglobin = 11.1 g/dL, RI: 1-16 g/dL; hematocrit = 32%, RI: 36.1-44.3; red blood cells = 3.21 X [10.sup.6], RI: 4.2-5.4 X [10.sup.6]).
Macrocytic anemia is caused by malabsorption of Vitamin B12, folic acid, pernicious anemia, and inadequate nutrition.
Hematologic abnormalities included hypochromic macrocytic anemia (47%), normochromic normocytic anemia (29.4%), normochromic macrocytic anemia (5.9%), and hypochromic normocytic anemia (5.9%), and two animals (12%) presented PCV values at the lower reference limit.
A practical approach to differential diagnosis and evaluation of the adult patient with macrocytic anemia. Med Clin North Am 1992;76(3):581-97.
In terms of morphology, 35.5% (n=44) had hypochromic microcytic anemia, 62.1% (n=77) had normochromic normocytic anemia, and 2.4% (n=3) had macrocytic anemia. Table 3 shows the characteristics of the SLE patients who presented cytopenia at diagnosis.
Of clinical relevance, only 3% of older Ecuadorians with vitamin [B.sub.12] deficiency had evidence of macrocytic anemia. Likewise, Loikas et al.
Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disorder and classically manifests as macrocytic anemia with hypersegmented neutrophils on peripheral smear.