macrocytosis


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mac·ro·cy·to·sis

 (măk′rō-sī-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. mac·ro·cy·to·ses (-sēz)
The presence of macrocytes in the blood.

mac′ro·cy·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.

macrocytosis

(ˌmækrəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol the presence in the blood of macrocytes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macrocytosis - the presence of macrocytes in the bloodmacrocytosis - the presence of macrocytes in the blood
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
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12] deficiency can cause various signs and symptoms, including macrocytosis, depression, and hallucinations (Table 2, page 50).
Pernicious anaemia presenting as catatonia without signs of anaemia or macrocytosis.
9] suggest that a blood film would be indicated primarily to diagnose conditions where there is an increased reticulocyte production index (RPI) or macrocytosis with a low RPI.
5] Affected individuals are further at risk for childhood-onset haematological disease, which is characterised by initial thrombocytopenia and macrocytosis and progression to aplastic anaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
Accordingly, all subjects with an appropriate personal or family history of aplastic anemia/myelodysplasia/acute leukemia, who present with cytopenias, macrocytosis along with dermatologic triad should undergo bone marrow evaluation (for marrow failure) and peripheral blood stress cyto-genetic testing for Fanconi anemia.
Megaloblstic anemia is characterized by decreased level of hemoglobin with macrocytosis and mean corpuscular volume (MCV) >100 fl.
Mild macrocytosis is observed in association with stress erythropoiesis and elevated fetal hemoglobin levels.
Neuropsychiatric disorders caused by cobalamin deficiency in the absence of anemia or macrocytosis.
041) in arsenic-treated rats compared to that of control, suggesting macrocytosis.
Among these, a number of previous studies have reported that eiythrocyte macrocytosis, which refers to a high level of MCV, was exhibited in the disorder (Wachtel and Pueschel, I99I; David et al.
Increase in red cell diameter above normal is called macrocytosis.