Cohen, AR Trotzky MS and Pincus, D (1981) Reassessment of the microcytic
anemia of lead poisoning.
Anemia associated with a low MCV suggests microcytic
disorders as previously described and certain hemoglobinopathies.
The high proportion of microcytic
anemia and the fact that gender differences were only seen after the menarche period in women indicate that iron deficiency was the main cause of anemia.
It also displays an estimate of percentages of microcytic
, macrocytic and hypochromic red cells.
Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is the most common microcytic
hypochromic anaemia world wide.
Objective: Iron deficiency anemia and ss thalassemia minor are two important causes of microcytic
and hypochromic anemia.
1fl and hypochromic microcytic
blood picture and low ferritin level.
Diagnosis generally requires the presence of chronic infection, inflammation, or cancer; marginal normocytic and later microcytic
anaemia; and abnormal values for iron studies.
A full blood count on this 40-year-old woman revealed a microcytic
picture with a hemoglobin (Hb) concentration of 103 g/L, a mean cell volume of 63 fL, and a hematocrit of 0.
If the result is lower than normal, the cell is identified as microcytic
We describe a patient with a history of chronic microcytic
anemia with peripheral schistocytosis, polychromasia, and Pappenheimer bodies, treated empirically with chronic iron supplementation.
Iron deficiency anemia creates a low MCV due to production of microcytic