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Carnegie Heme Anemia

Anemia Worksheet

What is aplastic anemia? Failure of bone marrow to produce normal numbers of rbc, wbc, platelets bone marrow hypoplastic (lack of developing cells). Pancytopenia - acute rapid progression to death or treated prolonged; fatigued.
What conditions bring on a "clinical crisis" (painful event) in sickle cell anemia? dehyrdration, low oxygen tension, acidosis, unusual stress, exposure to cold, hereditary, hemolitic anemia, chronic 2 forms: ss or as
Name 2 anemia's that electrophoresis is ordered to diagnosis? sickle cell anemia, hereditary hemolytic anemias, thalassemia
When is iron deficiency seen in men? Chronic blood loss, usually GI
What does the bone marrow lack that causes pernicious anemia? vitamin B12 northern Europeans gastritis - lack instrinsic factor in stomach and cannot absorb vitamin B12 from diet.
When is there a increased demand for folic acid? Pregnancy
Created by: ma2b