Iron deficiency anaemia Related Research Articles Spherocytosis is the presence in the blood of spherocytes, i. Spherocytes are found in all hemolytic anemias to some degree. Hereditary spherocytosis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia are characterized by having only spherocytes. Neutropenia is an abnormally low concentration of neutrophils in the blood. Neutrophils make up the majority of circulating white blood cells and serve as the primary defense against infections by destroying bacteria, bacterial fragments and immunoglobulin-bound viruses in the blood. People with neutropenia are more susceptible to bacterial infections and, without prompt medical attention, the condition may become life-threatening.
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Megaloblastic anemia and other causes of macrocytosis. Case 3 had anorexia, hyperpigmentation, neurological defects and anaemia with hypersegmented neutrophils on the blood film. In the follow-up of those patients with anaemia, a prompt increase in reticulocyte count is expected, as well as resolution of reversible symptoms and signs. There was a problem providing the content you requested She was a nurse with children and had undergone a hysterectomy 14 years previously for unclear reasons.
A positive Schillings test for malabsorption for all of them would have further supported a diagnosis of pernicious anaemia but could not be performed. It is interesting that all the cases in the present report were women. Case 2 was a year-old Ghanaian woman. The present report concerns three cases of vitamin B 12 deficiency in Ghana.
Neutrophiils Atlas of Hematology. Abnormal clinical and laboratory findings for blood tests R70—R79 Blood smear with two hypersegmented neutrophils. After diagnosis of vitamin B 12 deficiency intramuscular injections of vitamin B 12 1 mg were given twice a hyperseg,ented over the first 3 weeks, then 1 mg every 3 months to be continued for life. Case 3 was a year-old Ghanaian woman. Am J Med ; Blood Rev ; In spite of the high serum vitamin B 12 value, the patient was anaemic, showed hypersegmented neutrophils, weakness and hyperpigmentation.
In all three cases, no family member had had such an ailment. Views Read Edit View history. Abstract The present report concerns three cases of vitamin B 12 deficiency in Ghana. Bacteremia Viremia Fungemia Parasitemia Algaemia. She presented with recurrent jaundice, malaise, insomnia, joint pain, numbness and dark urine for more than 84 weeks. She was continued on folic acid and steroids were added. She was pale, had hyperpigmented soles and palms as well as abdominal tenderness. Sensitivity of serum methylmalonic acid and total homocysteine determinations for diagnosing cobalamin and folate deficiencies.
Clinical chemistry Hematopathology Transfusion medicine Medical microbiology Diagnostic immunology Immunopathology Enzyme assay Mass spectrometry Chromatography Flow cytometry Blood bank Microbiological culture Serology. Ivy Adwowa Efiefi Ekem. In case 1, the patient was initially managed as suspected haemolytic anaemia and depression with folic acid and tryptizol. The major clinical features were weakness, joint pain and dark urine.
Am J Hematol ; She had macrocytosis, occasional normoblasts and no hypersegmentation on her blood film. Support Center Support Center. Her symptoms cleared with vitamin B 12 treatment. Hematopathology Diagnosis of megaloblastic anaemias. Galloway M, Macrocytosis Hamilton M: The greater number of cases may not have a typical presentation. She was on a normal mixed diet and neither drank alcohol nor smoked. Hypersegmented neutrophil Medical diagnostics Blood smear with two hypersegmented neutrophils.
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Megaloblastic anemia and other causes of macrocytosis. Case 3 had anorexia, hyperpigmentation, neurological defects and anaemia with hypersegmented neutrophils on the blood film. In the follow-up of those patients with anaemia, a prompt increase in reticulocyte count is expected, as well as resolution of reversible symptoms and signs. There was a problem providing the content you requested She was a nurse with children and had undergone a hysterectomy 14 years previously for unclear reasons. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
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Blood smear with two hypersegmented neutrophils. A hypersegmented neutrophil is a clinical laboratory finding. It is visualized by drawing blood from a patient and viewing the blood smeared on a slide under a microscope. Hypersegmented neutrophils are usually thought to be pathognomonic of the class of anemias called megaloblastic anemias anemias caused by failure of bone marrow blood-forming cells to make DNA, often caused by vitamin B or folate deficiencies, or DNA-replication poisons. However, some studies have strongly associated neutrophil hypersegmentation with iron deficiency anemia. One of the earliest, notable changes in the peripheral blood in megaloblastic processes is the appearance of these hypersegmented neutrophils.