macrocytic anaemia


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Related to macrocytic anaemia: hypochromic anaemia, megaloblastic anaemia, microcytic anaemia
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Synonyms for macrocytic anaemia

anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is larger than normal

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In the USA and other high-income countries, the majority of folate tests are done to investigate macrocytic anaemia in non-pregnant patients.
Conversely, a raised MCV should alert one to the possibility of macrocytic anaemia, and vitamin B12 and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels should be assessed.
Zidovudine (AZT), especially when used as a single agent, is the drug historically most frequently implicated in HIV-related anaemia; a dose-dependent macrocytic anaemia is characteristic.
In a case series of 225 patients undergoing primary THR, 35 were anaemic: 60% were iron deficient, 34% had a normochromic normocytic anaemia and 6% had a macrocytic anaemia.
It also helps prevent macrocytic anaemia, a disease in which blood cells grow larger than normal, and have a shorter lifespan.