Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Normocytic Anemia

Normocytic, normochromic anemia is the largest, most frequently encountered anemia. If acute blood loss can be ruled out, the diagnosis remains to be intrinsic or extrinsic. Hereditary spherocytosis, drug induced anemia, and anemia secondary to other malignancies are a few of the anemias of this classification.

Normocytic anemia may include hemolytic anemia. The peripheral blood smear and the history often suggest possible causes for the anemia.

Normocytic Normochromic - Hemolytic Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia

1 comment:

confessions of a medical student said...

i think iron deficiency is common too!