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MCV - decrease
RBCs - decreased
TIBC - > 300
%transferrin sat - <9%
Ferritin - low
Marrow iron - absent
iron deficiency anemia
MCV - normal or decreased
RBCs - decreased
TIBC - < 300
%transferrin sat - >15 or normal
Ferritin - normal or increased
Marrow iron - normal or increased
anemia of chronic disease
MCV - decreased
RBCs - usuall increased
TIBC - < 300
%transferrin sat - normal
Ferritin - normal or increased
Marrow iron - normal
thalassemia minor
an elderly patient with a history of abdominal pain and weakness was found to have a microcytic hypochromic anemia. The serum level of ferritin is low. The RBC count is low. The RBC distribution width index is increased. The diagnosis is ...
iron deficiency anemia

likely cause is colon cancer
do an upper and lower endoscopy
an african american person (or mediterranean, southeast asian) has mild anemia and is asymptomatic. The RBC count is disproportionately normal or increased compared with the hemoglobin level. The RBC distribution width index is normal. The concentration of Hg A2 is increased...
Increased Hg A2 - B-thalassemia
Normal Hg A2 - a-thalassemia (Hg electrophoresis, PCR)
hypochromic microcytic anemia
ITS A CEL
Iron deficiency
Thalassemic syndromes
Sideroblastic anemia
Anemia of Chronic disease
hemoglobin E
Lead poisoning
macrocytic anemia
BFD MATCHHH
vit B12 deficiency
Folate deficiency
Drugs (chemotherapy, zidovudine, anticonvulsants)
Myelodysplasia
Alcohol abuse
Tobacco
Cold afflutinin
Hypothyroidism
Hepatic (liver disease)
Hemolysis
B12 deficiency DDx
PIGgy BACk
Pernicious anemia
Ileal resection
Gastrectomy
Bacterial overgrowth syndrome
Achlorhydria
Chronic pancreatitis
Patient with Iron deficiency
ask about
PICA
B12 deficiency s/sx
TiReD MD
Tongue, beefy and atrophic
Reflexes, absent ankle reflex
Diarrhea
Madness, paresthesia, gait disturbance, mental status changes
Dorsal column, vibratory/position sense