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Unformatted text preview: ike schistosoma (bilharziasis) Hematological findings in IDA:
Hematological MCV* is reduced & Hb content of RBC is also reduced. These findings suggest hypochromic microcytic type of anemia. Hb level in the blood is reduced. The no. of RBC is either normal or reduced. Plasma iron level is reduced. Normal value of MCV is around 90 femtoliter. * MCV = Mean corpuscular (cell) volume Megaloblastic Anaemia:
Megaloblastic It is due to deficiency of vitamin B12 &/or folic acid.
Both folic acid & vitamin B12 are needed for proper proliferation of bone marrow cells.
DNA synthesis in dividing cells needs presence of both vitamin B12 & folic acid, therefore division of bone marrow cells is delayed if either one or both mentioned factors are absent or deficient. Megaloblastic Anaemia
Megaloblastic Hematological picture of megaloblastic anaemia:
Hb content is reduced.
MCV value is increased ( May be more than 120 fl )
The RBC size is large
(Macrocytic anaemia) & oval in shape.
Red blood cells count is reduced.
Reticulocyte count is low.
Serum iron is el...
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