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John Smith
Answered: May 29, 2020
Pancytopaenia

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John Smith
Answered: May 29, 2020
Dyspnea, tachycardia, and pallor-rationale: signs of iron deficiency anemia include dyspnea, tachycardia, and pallor, as well as fatigue, listlessness, irritability, and headache. night sweats,...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: May 29, 2020
Serum ferritin

Serum ferritin increases in infection, inflammation, malignancy, liver disease, hyper TSH & hemochromatosis/Fe overload. Serum iron varies daily. TIBC is highly specific...Read More

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H. Martin, Content Writer
Answered: Feb 01, 2019
A lot of people may be more familiar with Heinz as ketchup but for this question, we can easily eliminate D. This is not referring to ketchup but rather the denatured hemoglobin that can be found...Read More

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Wyatt Williams
Answered: May 29, 2020
Infection

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N. Kingsley, Writer
Answered: Sep 19, 2018
Before this question will be answered, it is important that microcytic anaemia is understood. This is a condition wherein there is a presence of hypochromic or pale red blood cells. The lack of...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: May 29, 2020
Associated thrombocytopenia, e.g. history of bleeding from the gums
Neutropenia, e.g. repeat bacterial infections
Purpura

On the physical exam, you would not find splenomegaly or...Read More

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Cimanim
Answered: May 29, 2020
Heinz bodies
Target cells
Hypochromic microcytic cells

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John Smith
Answered: May 29, 2020
Erythrocyte cytoskeleton

B. CORRECT. Hereditary spherocytosis is due to an abnormality in RBC cytoskeleton (structural membrane protein spectrin accounts for the abnormality). Negative...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: May 29, 2020
Iron studies and a ferritin level-macrocytosis (mcv greater than 100 fl) is a hallmark of cobalamin and folic acid deficiency, but it may be masked by concurrent disorders such as iron deficiency....Read More

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John Smith
Answered: May 29, 2020
Alpha-thalassemia-(b) correct. the form of alpha-thalassemia seen in southeast asia has two abnormal alpha globin genes on the same chromosome, so it is possible to inherit two bad sets, leading to...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: May 29, 2020
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria-b) paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (pnh) is an acquired clonal stem cell disorder that is characterized by abnormal red cells, granulocytes and platelets. the...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: May 29, 2020
Patients with -thalassemia minor are usually heterozygous for a -globin mutation and have either mild or no anemia.--thalassemia major is usually a homozygous or doubly heterozygous condition;...Read More

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Chachelly
Answered: May 29, 2020
G6PD deficiency

(E) CORRECT. He has glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, which can result in a hemolytic anemia on exposure to oxidizing agents such as certain drugs such...Read More

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