Among those with anemia, normocytic normochromic (53%) was the most common type of anemia, followed by microcytic
(30%) and macrocytic anemia (27%).
Mothers who were infected with geohelminths alone were 4 times likely to have microcytic
hypochromic red blood cells an indicator of iron deficiency anaemia (Table 2).
anemia is most commonly caused by thalassemia, anemia of chronic disease, iron deficiency, lead poisoning, or congenital sideroblastic anemia (acronym, TAILS).
It has previously been proposed as a laboratory tool to distinguish between IDA and anaemia of chronic disease (ACD) with both aetiologies producing morphologically similar hypochromic microcytic
RBC populations (1).
His complete blood count revealed mild hypochromic microcytic
anemia with leucopenia.
Investigation showed microcytic
hypochromic anemia (Hb 8.0 g/dl), raised ESR (70mm/1hr), low serum albumin (2.1g/dl) and total protein (4.3g/dl).
Results: A total of one hundred and thirty-five individuals with hypochromic microcytic
anemia having normal hemoglobin F and hemoglobin A2 3.2% and having low serum iron and ferritin.4
Laboratory abnormalities commonly include elevated inflammatory markers, microcytic
anemia, hypergammaglobulinemia, and hypoalbuminemia .
The blood test conducted in our ED revealed hypochromic microcytic
anemia with basophilic stippling of the erythrocytes, decreased hemoglobin concentration of 9.4 g/dL, and hematocrit level of 27.9%.
In April 2014, patient was evaluated for dyspepsia and microcytic
anemia, for which an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy were done.
Peripheral smear study revealed microcytic
, hypochromic anemia and laboratory investigations were significant for a profound iron deficiency anemia (Table 1).