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Causes of aniocytosis?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Anocytosis: Usual cause is iron deficiency.

Answered 4/29/2013

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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral

Anisocytosis, having: Red blood cells (rbc's) of different sizes, can be caused by iron deficiency & sickle cell anemias, folate (folic acid) or vitamin B12 deficiency, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, cytotoxic chemotherapy, chronic liver disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, thalassemia major, & thalassemia intermedia. The unequal-sized rbc's are small in some of these disorders & large in others.

Answered 6/24/2014

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