is a haematological disorder presenting with various ocular manifestations.
Furthermore, studies comparing Hb and Hct in detecting anaemia
report that the use of Hb is more sensitive than Hct (3, 4).
Coarse stipplings are clinically significant and indicates impaired haemoglobin synthesis as seen in megaloblastic anaemia
, thalassemias, sideroblastic anaemias
and lead poisoning [14,41].
Patients and Methods: One hundred elderly patients, aged [greater than or equal to] 65 years and fulfilling the WHO criteria of anaemia
were selected by non probability convenient sampling.
The resulting anaemia
, called pernicious anaemia
, tends to run in families and is more common in women and in people with other autoimmune disorders.
Results: Acute leukaemia was the commonest aetiology 32.2% followed by Aplastic anaemia
30.8%, Megaloblastic anaemia
13.2% and miscellaneous aetiologies.
Prevalence of anaemia
in all the groups is higher in India as compared to other developing countries (1).
is a cardinal feature in patients with bacterial infections, particularly infections lasting longer than a month.
is a very common problem encountered by clinicians in Gwalior region.
Methods: In the antenatal clinic all pregnant women were screened for anaemia
. Women with Hb between 5.0- 7.9 g/dl were counselled and those who were willing, were given six intramuscular injections each consisting of iron sorbitol citric acid complex containing 150 [micro]g elemental iron, 1500 [micro]g folic acid, 150 [micro]g hydroxocobalamine acetate (vitamin [B.sub.12]).
. Brit J Haematol 2002; 116: 733-43.
. Report of a WHO Scientific Group.
Kim et al (2010) stated that iron deficiency is associated with shifts in HbAIc distribution from <5.0 to [greater than or equal to] 5.5% (1) and significant increases was observed in the patients' absolute HbA1c levels 2 months after treatment of anaemia
. (2) There is a dearth of literature on HbA1c levels in the anaemia
population, and a reference range for this unique population does not currently exist.
Drug-induced blood dyscrasias, while uncommon compared with other reported ADRs, are associated with significant drug-related fatalities, (1) varying from mild thrombocytopenia through to life-threatening aplastic anaemia