Knowledge Check

What are causes of microcytosis?

a
HbCC
b
HbEE
c
Beta-thalassemia
d
Alpha-thalassemia
e
Chronic kidney disease

True of false: HbCC is associated with reduced mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC).

a
True
b
False

HbCC is associated with elevated MCHC.

Sort the cause of anemia according to whether the red blood cells are typically small (microcytic) or large (macrocytic):

Hydroxyurea
Alcohol
Liver disease
Lead poisoning
Iron deficiency
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Thalassemia
Hypothyroidism
Anemia of inflammation
Hb E disorders
Hb C disorders
Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia
Microcytic
Macrocytic
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