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Noun1.microcytosis - a blood disorder characterized by the presence of microcytes (abnormally small red blood cells) in the bloodmicrocytosis - a blood disorder characterized by the presence of microcytes (abnormally small red blood cells) in the blood; often associated with anemia
microcytic anaemia, microcytic anemia - anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is smaller than normal
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
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High levels of RDW may be related intense microcytosis; agglutinins of RBCs; production of red blood cells ineffective as iron deficiency; Vitamin B12 or folate; high lymphocyte count; the presence of giant platelets; platelet aggregates; thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura; underactive thyroid, kidney, liver, and bone marrow; and inflammatory bowel diseases (41).
The characteristic haematological features are microcytosis, hypochromia, increased Haemoglobin Subunit Alpha 2 (HbA2) level on Hb electrophoresis3,4.
Hemoglobin levels were reduced in 75% (n= 37) with hypochromia and microcytosis, Total leucocyte count was mildly raised in 6% (n= 3).
Blood smear shows hypochromia, microcytosis, marked anisocytosis, fragmented and nucleated red cells, polychromasia and occasionally immature leukocytes.
One patient had macrocytosis, three patients had overt hypochromic microcytic indices, five had borderline hypochromia and microcytosis while the remaining one had normocytic normochromic indices.
Microcytosis was defined as red cells having MCV < 75 fl.
[11,12,19] Microcytosis was defined for age,'201 and elevated CRP classified as >10 mg/L.
[4] Iron deficiency anemia is defined as serum iron levels lower than 60 [micro]g/dL, iron binding capacity >215 [micro]g/dL, ferritin levels lower than 10 ng/dL and with microcytosis and hypochromia in a peripheral blood smear.
Although the Hb [A.sub.2] level was significantly elevated, the corresponding hemogram did not demonstrate microcytosis or hypochromia.
Blood counts revealed thrombocytopenia, neutrophilia, lymphopenia, anemia, microcytosis, and anisocytosis (Table 1).
Goldsmith, "Anaemia, microcytosis and sirolimus--is iron the missing link?" Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, vol.