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Reticulocytes Macrocytic Anemia


This patient, discussed in Macrocytic Anemia Case, had a macrocytic and slightly hypochromic anemia. In addition, she had a normal serum ferritin and elevated liver enzyme concentrations, most likely due to her history of alcohol abuse. The reticulocyte count was 84.4 x 10^9/L, around the upper limit of the reference range. Nevertheless looking to the RBC concentration of 2.89 x 10^12/L in combination with a HGB concentration of 9.97 g/dL, a more distinct reticulocytosis would be likely. Therefore it was concluded that this patient had decreased erythropoiesis.

Numerical Results

%R 2.92 %
RBCr 2.89 10e6/μL
RETC 84.4 10e3/μL

CELL-DYN Ruby Casebook. Reticulocytes Macrocytic Anemia. 2018. ADD-00005070. p.51
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