microcytic anaemia


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

microcytic anaemia

An anaemia in which the red blood cells are < 6.5 µm in diameter and < 80 fL, due to iron deficiency, thalassemias or lead poisoning.

microcytic anaemia

ANAEMIA in which the red blood cells are significantly smaller than normal. This is a feature of iron deficiency anaemia.
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Although iron deficiency typically causes a microcytic anaemia and [B.
2,6-8) Some authors only measure serum ferritin if the markers of microcytic anaemia are not consistent with IDA.