A Clinical Approach to Anemia

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Clinical approach to anemia


  • Dr Manish Chandra Prabhakar MGIMS Sewagram
  • Review basic science of the RBC Define Anemia Review key aspects of history, physical and lab evaluation Review a systematic approach to the differential diagnosis Case-based application of clinical concepts
  • Hemoglobin reversibly binds and transports 02 from lungs to tissues 4 globin chains & iron
  • Iron key element in the production of hemoglobin absorption is poor Transferrin iron transporter Ferritin iron binder, measure of iron stores, *also acute phase reactant*
  • Anemia-values of hemoglobin, hematocrit or RBC counts which are more than 2 standard deviations below the mean HGB