Normocytic anemia

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Normocytic anemia is a common issue that occurs for men and women typically over 85 years old. Its prevalence increases with age, reaching 44 percent in men older than 85 years.[1] Normocytic anemia is the most frequently encountered type of anemia.[1]

Classification[edit]

A normocytic anemia is defined as an anemia with a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) of 80-100 which is the normal range. However, the hematocrit and hemoglobin is decreased.[1]

Causes[edit]

The issue is thought of as representing any of the following:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Brill JR, Baumgardner DJ (November 2000). "Normocytic anemia". Am Fam Physician 62 (10): 2255–64. PMID 11126852. 
  2. ^ Medical Physiolgy by Kibble and Halsey p295
  3. ^ Medical Physiolgy by Kibble and Halsey p295

External links[edit]

Normocytic Anemia http://www.aafp.org/afp/20001115/2264ph.html

Normocytic Anemia | American Family Physician http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3225/is_/ai_67164191