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Diagnosis of anemia. What is Anemia.

Diagnosis of anemia. What is Anemia....

Sometimes, for the diagnosis of anemia is not enough, describe the history of the disease, physical examination and peripheral blood smear. Therefore, the next step in the diagnosis of anemia is to estimate the size of red blood cells. A common cause of microcytic anemia is iron deficiency. "The gold standard" - evaluation of iron stores in the body It can be determined only after the bone marrow aspiration, but the definition of ferritin in serum is more an accurate non-invasive alternative proсedure. The level of vitamin B 12 and folic acid in the serum with the absolute number of reticulocytes can help determine the cause of macrocytic anemia. Alcohol abuse is a common cause of it. Calculation of the absolute reticulocyte count helps in determining the cause normocytic anemia. May ...
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