Figure 152.1. Red cell histograms in various conditions.

Figure 152.1

Red cell histograms in various conditions. (A) Heterozygous beta thalassemia. (B) Poor iron utilization (R-E block, chronic disease). (C) Iron deficiency anemia. (D) Dimorphic anemia—iron deficiency, recent transfusion. (E) Macrocytic anemia (liver disease). (F) Megaloblastic anemia (folate deficiency). (P = patient, N = normal, MCV = mean corpuscular volume, RDW = red cell distribution width.)

From: Chapter 152, Red Cell Indices

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Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition.
Walker HK, Hall WD, Hurst JW, editors.
Boston: Butterworths; 1990.
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