Study suggested that patients with microcytic hypochromic anaemia
could be easily screened out for BTT and IDA through these discrimination indices in the absence of other complicated diseases.
Comparison of Peripheral Blood Smear in Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Patients Peripheral Blood Alcoholics Non Smear (n=185) (n=315) Normocytic Normochromic 13(7%) 23(7%) Anaemia Normal 48(26%) 197(63%) Macrocytic Anaemia 48(26%) 32(10%) Microcytic hypochromic Anaemia
28(15%) 37(12%) Dimorphic Anaemia 32(17%) 11(4%) Thrombocytopenia 9(5%) 10(4%)
A 74 year old lady with a past medical history of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and arthritis was referred from her GP with an unexplained weight loss of two stone in the preceding three months and associated microcytic hypochromic anaemia
without an obvious source of blood loss.
A 77 year old male was admitted to our General and Emergency Department with epigastric pain and microcytic hypochromic anaemia
Peripheral smear showed microcytic hypochromic anaemia
with neutrophilia, HbA1c 5.
This study has been henceforth conducted to establish the effect of microcytic hypochromic anaemia
on HbAlc levels if any.
Smear showed Microcytic hypochromic anaemia
, Microspherocytes and fragmented RBCs with evidence of haemolysis.
It was followed by microcytic hypochromic anaemia
(38%), which was caused mainly due to iron deficiency as found to be associated with menorrhagia, poor nutritional status and increased demand.
The largest number of cases were of microcytic hypochromic anaemia
In case of types of anaemia, 22 patients were found to have Microcytic hypochromic anaemia
and 18 patients are having dimorphic anaemia.
CONCLUSION: Our study suggests that incidence of anemia especially Microcytic Hypochromic Anaemia
is considerably lower in GDM.
2%) having microcytic hypochromic anaemia
along with tear drop cells in peripheral smear and showed micronormoblastic hyperplasia in bone marrow aspirations.
Cochrane review 2009 shows that Microcytic hypochromic anaemia
resulting from iron deficiency is the most frequent form of anaemia (76%), followed by folate deficiency (20%) and combined iron and folate deficiency (20%).
Microcytic hypochromic anaemia
accounts for 70% and dimorphic anaemia 17% and megaloblastic anaemia accounts for 13% of cases.
Peripheral smear picture was that of microcytic hypochromic anaemia
with anisopoikilocytosis suggestive of iron deficiency anaemia.