Microcytic anemia

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Microcytic anemia

{8:Finberg et al. (2008)} referred to this phenotype as iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia (IRIDA) and reviewed the key features: a congenital hypochromic, microcytic anemia; a very low mean corpuscular erythrocyte volume; a low transferrin saturation; abnormal iron absorption characterized by no hematologic improvement following treatment with oral iron; and abnormal iron utilization characterized by a sluggish, incomplete response to parenteral iron. The authors noted that although urinary levels of hepcidin ({606464}) are typically undetectable in individuals with iron deficiency, in 5 individuals with IRIDA urinary hepcidin/creatinine ratios were within or above the normal range.
 

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Molecular basis of inherited microcytic anemia due to defects in iron acquisition or heme synthesis.
 

Author(s): Achille Iolascon, Luigia De Falco, Carole Beaumont

Journal: Haematologica. 2009 Mar;94(3):395-408.

 

Microcytic anemia is the most commonly encountered anemia in general medical practice. Nutritional iron deficiency and beta thalassemia trait are the primary causes in pediatrics, whereas bleeding disorders and anemia of chronic disease are common in adulthood. Microcytic hypochromic ...

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2009

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alpha-globin gene deletion and point mutation analysis among in Iranian patients with microcytic hypochromic anemia.
 

Author(s): Masoud Garshasbi, Christian Oberkanins, Hai Yang Law, Maryam Neishabury, Roxana Kariminejad, Hossein Najmabadi

Journal: Haematologica. 2003 Oct;88(10):1196-7.

 

We tested 67 Iranian individuals, presenting with low mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) levels, normal hemoglobin electrophoresis and iron status, for the presence of twelve common alpha-thalassemia gene deletions and point mutations. Five different ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2003

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