Anemia Quizzes & Trivia

Microcytic and normocytic anemia

Questions: 30  |  Attempts: 1311   |  Last updated: Jan 17, 2013
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    Which of the following is NOT a cause of Microcytic Anemia?

In today’s quiz, we’ll be tackling the topic of anaemia; a common disorder that involves the levels of oxygen supply throughout your body being impeded by a deficiency in the red blood cells, typically as a result...

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 513   |  Last updated: Nov 27, 2018
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    A 30-year-old woman has H/O mild fatigue for many years. O/E Palpable spleen tip. Labs- Hb 11.1 g/dL, Hct 28.8%, MCV 83fL, platelets 229,000/µL, WBC count 7340/µL. Corrected retic. Count-12%. PBS- Small RBCs that lack central pallor. Osmotic fragility of RBCs is increased. Coombs test is negative. Defects in which of the following are involved in the pathogenesis of this disorder

Anaemia is a common disease that is as a result of blood having a low degree of healthy red blood cells whereas dyscrasia is a nonspecific term that refers to a disease of the blood. The quiz below covers these two diseases...

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 110   |  Last updated: Sep 13, 2018
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    Peggy has presented with spoonshaped fingernails, PICA, chelitits, glossitis, fatigue, irritability and numbness.  The doctor has diagnosed her with anemia.  What type of anemia would a nurse expect these s/s are related to?

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Questions: 4  |  Attempts: 35   |  Last updated: Nov 12, 2016
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    A 63-year-old male with stable congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease presents to clinic for a scheduled visit. He is feeling well and has no new complaints. He denies any melena or blood in his stool. Recent laboratory evaluation reveals a hemoglobin of 10.7 g/dL with a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) of 84 fL. Peripheral smear shows slightly hypochromic red cells but is otherwise normal. A screening flexible sigmoidoscopy and barium enema performed 4 years ago were negative for polyps or masses.   Which of the following is the next most appropriate step in the evaluation of this patient's anemia?

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Questions: 4  |  Attempts: 29   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    A 45-year-old white woman presents for the first time to your clinic after seeing several doctors for vague complaints of abdominal and back pain. A thorough workup to this point has been unrevealing, aside from a mild anemia and indirect hyperbilirubinemia. Her past medical history is significant for recurrent left leg deep vein thrombosis, for which she is currently on warfarin. You suspect and confirm the diagnosis of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and would like to educate her about the disease.   For this patient, which of the following statements concerning PNH is the most accurate?

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