Hypochromic microcytic anemia on peripheral smear

  • This is hypochormic microcytic anemia condition
  • Hypochormic as central pallor zone increased in most red cells
  • Microcytic as cells are smaller than normal
  • Anisocytosis (variation in size)
  • Poikilocytosis (variation in shape)
  • Common causes of Hypochromic/Microcytic Anemia is Iron defiency anemia and Thalasimia
Hypochromic and Microcytic Red Cells

Hypochromic and Microcytic Red Cells

 

  • Below image for Iron Deficiency Anemia
Microcytic hypochromic anemia caused by iron deficiency

Microcytic hypochromic anemia caused by iron deficiency

 

  • Beta Thalassemia, notice Target Cells
Beta (β) thalassemia

Beta (β) thalassemia

 

Sources & References: http://library.med.utah.edu

 


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