macrocytic anaemia


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

macrocytic anaemia

Anaemia characterised by macrocytic red blood cells, usually due to a discordance between maturation of the cytoplasm and nucleus typical of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency.

macrocytic anaemia

Anaemia in which the red blood cells are unusually large, as in PERNICIOUS ANAEMIA.
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Macrocytic anaemia is often attributed to deficiencies in Vitamin [B.
On admission, the patient had a macrocytic anaemia (MCV 108 fL and Hb 106 g/L), with target cells and toxic changes seen in the blood film.