dilutional anemia

dilutional anemia

A pseudoanemia mimic due to a relative ↑ of plasma, which usually occurs in a health care setting, which is due to the administration of excessive fluids; DA results in a relative–but not absolute ↓ in Hb concentration, RBC count, or Hct
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Your values fall within the range expected in dilutional anemia
However, it is extremely difficult to diagnose true anemia from dilutional anemia without the use of a blood volume due to the derangement in volume that is often inherent in heart failure, which often masks the true extent of a patient's anemia.