What are 5 major diagnostic “buckets” for hypoproliferative normocytic anemia?Click for Answer
Hypoproliferative anemia is another way of saying anemia with an inappropriate reticulocyte response.
You have a patient with normocytic anemia. The reticulocyte count is appropriately elevated. There is no evidence of acute or chronic blood loss. What lab test(s) is/are reasonable to order next?
True or false: anemia secondary to hypothyroidism is always normocytic.
True or false: anemia secondary to liver disease is always normocytic.
True or false: anemia of inflammation is always normocytic.
Can you think of a situation in which a patient has a normocytic anemia (normal mean cell volume) but only a minority of their red blood cells are normocytic?
Answer on next slide
Dimorphic is a term used to describe two circulating red cell populations